430 Pages 241 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    430 Pages 241 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Case Studies in Infectious Disease presents 40 case studies featuring the most important human infectious diseases worldwide. Fully revised and updated in this second edition, the book describes the natural history of infection from point of entry of the pathogen through to clinical management of the resulting disease or condition. A further 8 case studies have been provided online as supplementary material, and these can be downloaded by students.

    Five core sets of questions are posed in each case, with the answers covering the nature of the infectious agent, route(s) of spread and of infection, pathogenesis of disease, host response to infection, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. This standardized approach provides the reader with a logical basis for understanding these diverse and medically important organisms and diseases, fully integrating microbiology and immunology throughout.


    • High-resolution photos accompany each case, from the causative agents of disease to the clinical manifestations of the infection.
    • Exquisite artwork helps to illustrate important concepts throughout the book.
    • Eight new cases added to this new edition, extending coverage of important infectious diseases of worldwide significance.
    • A standardized set of core questions allows students to compare directly differences between microbes such as their structure, clinical manifestations, host response, pathogenesis and availability of vaccines.
    • Questions and answers available online, test the reader’s understanding of each case study.

    The book provides essential case-based learning for undergraduate and graduate microbiology students, while medical students and trainee physicians will also find the up-to-date information on 48 globally important infectious diseases outlined in a clear, digestible form, invaluable during undergraduate studies and in future clinical practice.

    Aspergillus fumigatus 

    Borrelia burgdorferi and related species 

    Campylobacter jejuni  

    Candida albicans

    Chlamydia trachomatis                                                                                

    Clostridiodies difficile                                                                                  


    Echinococcus spp.                                                                                       


    Epstein-Barr virus                                                                                      

    Escherichia coli                                                                                         

    Giardia lamblia                                                                                         

    Helicobacter pylori                                                                                     

    Hepatitis B virus                                                                                          

    Hepatitis C virus

    Herpes simplex virus                                                                                  

    Histoplasma capsulatum                                                                            

    Human immunodeficiency virus                                                                 

    Influenza virus                                                                                             

    Leishmania spp.                                                                                           

    Leptospira spp.                                                                                            

    Listeria monocytogenes 

    Mycobacterium leprae                                                                                

    Mycobacterium tuberculosis                                                                       

    Neisseria gonorrhoeae                                                                               

    Neisseria meningitidis                                                                                


    Plasmodium spp.                                                                                         

    Respiratory syncytial virus                                                                          

    Rickettsia spp.                                                                                             

    Salmonella typhi 

    Schistosoma spp.                                                                                         

    Staphylococcus aureus                                                                                

    Streptococcus pneumoniae                                                                         

    Streptococcus pyogenes                                                                             

    Toxoplasma gondii                                                                                     

    Trypanosoma spp.

    Trichophyton spp. and dermatophytes

    Varicella-zoster virus                                                                                                

    Wuchereria bancrofti 

    Plus online cases:

    Bartonella bacilliformis  


    Coxiella burnetti 

    Dengue virus

    Enterococcus faecalis and E. faecium

    Mycobacterium abscessus


    Streptococcus mitis 


    Peter M Lydyard, Emeritus Professor of Immunology, University College Medical School, London, UK, Honorary Professor of Immunology, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster, London, UK and Professor of Immunology, University of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia.

    Michael F Cole, Emeritus Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Georgetown University Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Washington DC. USA.

    John Holton, Dept of Natural Sciences University of Middlesex London UK and Department of Pathology Darrent Valley Hospital Dartford UK.

    William L Irving, Professor and Honorary Consultant in Virology, University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

    Nina Porakishvili, Principal Lecturer in Life Sciences, University of Westminster, London, UK.

    Dr Pradhib Venkatesan, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Department of Infectious Diseases, Nottingham University Hospitals City Campus, Nottingham. UK.

    Katherine N Ward, Honorary Professor, Division of Infection and Immunity, University College London, London, UK.

    "a handsome, excellent book on most common pathogens, with a clear orientation to immunology, physiopathology, and microbiology … It reads well and is an excellent textbook for medical students and a good source of illustrations, tables, and question ideas for teachers." Gary P. Wormser and Guillaume Béraud for Clinical Infectious Diseases.

    "a valuable compilation of information on the most common diseases that cause illness and death worldwide. The presentation format with distinct sections makes it readable and well suited for either students just learning about the pathogens causing infectious disease or clinicians who need an update. The level of detail is well thought out and gives the reader a useful summary of each pathogen and disease state. The condensed presentations make it a good reference source for those with insufficient time to read through more detailed textbooks." Philip S. Brachman for Emerging Infectious Disease.