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Laboratory Diagnosis of Bacterial Infections

1st Edition

Edited by Nevio Cimolai

CRC Press

936 pages

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pub: 2001-07-27
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This timely reference provides comprehensive coverage of the most recent advances in diagnostic bacteriology-emphasizing the detection, pathogenesis, epidemiology, immunology, and therapeutics for bacterial infections as well as emerging areas of infection, including gastric helicobacters, bartonellosis, and borreliosis.

Organized by specifi

Table of Contents

General Considerations for the Diagnosis of Bacterial Infections

A Role for Microscopy Continue

Jochen Gottschalk and Alexander von Graevenitz

Applied Systematics

John T. Magee

Critical Features of Specimen Collection, Transport, and Processing

Chandar Anand and Nevio Cimolai

Serodiagnosis for Bacterial Infections

Nevio Cimolai

Molecular Diagnostics: Present and Future

Alex van Belkum and Wil Goessens

Searching for the Unknown

David N. Fredricks

Molecular Epidemiology

Marc Struelens

Determination of Resistance to Antibacterials

John D. Turnidge and Jan M. Bell

Blood Culture Systems

W. Michael Dunne, Jr., and Mark LaRocco

The Quality Laboratory

Nevio Cimolai

Specific Bacterial Infections

Staphylococcal Infections

Nevio Cimolai and Frank Espersen

Streptococcal and Enterococcal Infections

Graziella Orefici, Roberto Nisini, and Christina von Hunolstein

Gram Positive Bacilli: Corynebacterium, Listeria, Bacillus, and Others

Nevio Cimolai and Kathryn Bernard

Mycobacteria and Actinomycetes

Nevio Cimolai, William A. Black, and Adalbert Laszlo

Enterobacteriaceae and Enteric Infections

Nevio Cimolai, G. Balakrish Nair, Yoshifumi Takeda, and Luiz R. Trabulsi

Gram Negative Cocci and Moraxellae

Nevio Cimolai and Dominique A. Caugant

Gram Negative Infections: Pseudomonads and Other Gram Negative Non-Fermentative Bacteria

Kathryn Bernard

Gram Negative Infections: Haemophilus and Other Clinically Relevant Gram Negative Coccobacilli

Jose Campos and Juan A. Saez-Nieto

Gram Negative Infections: Gram Negative Zoonoses

C. Anthony Hart and Malcolm Bennett

Gastric Helicobacters

John Holton and Dino Vaira


Janet E. Stout and John D. Rihs


Anna Sander

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

James C. Paton

Anaerobic Infections

Nevio Cimolai


Nevio Cimolai, Jarmo Oksi, and Matti K. Viljanen

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
MEDICAL / Hematology