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Mims' Medical Microbiology and Immunology, International Editon: 6ed

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Learn all the microbiology and basic immunology concepts you need to know for your courses and exams. Now fully revised and updated, Mims’clinically relevant, systems-based approach and abundant colour illustrations make this complex subject easy to understand and remember.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1 THE ADVERSARIES – PATHOGENS

1. Pathogens as parasites, 2. The bacteria, 3. The viruses, 4. The fungi, 5. The protozoa, 6. The helminths, 7. The arthropods, 8. Prions, 9. The host–parasite relationship

SECTION 2 THE ADVERSARIES – HOST DEFENCES

10.The innate defences of the body, 11. Adaptive immune responses bring specificity, 12. Cooperation leads to effective immune responses,

SECTION 3 THE CONFLICTS

13. Background to the infectious diseases, 14. Entry, exit and transmission, 15. Immune defences in action, 16. Spread and replication, 17. Parasite survival strategies and persistent infections, 18. Pathological consequences of infection

SECTION 4 CLINICAL MANIFESTATION AND DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIONS BY BODY SYSTEM

The clinical manifestations of infection, 19. Upper respiratory tract infections, 20. Lower respiratory tract infections, 21. Urinary tract infections, 22. Sexually transmitted infections, 23. Gastrointestinal tract infections, 24. Obstetric and perinatal infections, 25. Central nervous system infections, 26. Infections of the eye, 27. Infections of the skin, soft tissue, muscle and associated systems, 28. Vector-borne infections, 29. Multisystem zoonoses, 30. Fever of unknown origin, 31. Infections in the compromised host

SECTION 5 DIAGNOSIS AND CONTROL

32. Diagnosis of infection and assessment of host defence mechanisms, 33. Epidemiology and control of infectious diseases, 34. Attacking the enemy: antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 35. Protecting the host: vaccination, 36. Active, passive and adoptive immunotherapy, 37. Infection control