BIOS Instant Notes in Medical Microbiology

By William Irving, Tim Boswell, Dlawer Ala'Aldeen

© 2005 – Taylor & Francis

364 pages | 71 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9781859962541
pub: 2005-12-15
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About the Book

Instant Notes in Medical Microbiology covers medical microbiology from the molecular biology of infectious agents right through to the clinical management of the infected patient, including disease pathogenesis, diagnosis, and the use of antimicrobial therapy.

The first section covers how micro-organisms spread and cause disease in humans, and how the human body responds to infection in general. The next three sections give a broad outline of the important properties of human infectious pathogens; split into viruses, bacteria, and eukaryotic organisms. The final sections cover laboratory diagnosis, antimicrobial chemotherapy, prevention strategies, and infection from the point of view of the patient.


It does a good job of concisely covering a very large amount of information in a clear and simple format…This book offers a good review of medical microbiology. The information is succinct and easy to follow - Dr Rebecca Horvat, University of Kansas Medical Center, USA

Table of Contents

A. Microbial pathogenesis. B. Human pathogens: viruses. C. Human pathogens: bacteria. D. Human pathogens: eukaryotic microorganisms. E. Infections: diagnosis, treatment and prevention. F. Clinical manifestations of infection. Index

About the Authors

William Irving, Department of Microbiology, Queen's Medical Centre, University of Nottingham

Tim Boswell, Nottingham City Hospital NHS Trust

Dlawer Ala'Aldeen, Department of Microbiology, Queen's Medical Centre, University of Nottingham

About the Series

Instant Notes

The Instant Notes series provides concise coverage of each subject, providing easy access to essential information. Each book:

  • focuses on core information
  • enables the reader to grasp the subject quickly and easily
  • offers a structural approach to learning
  • provides the essential facts with detailed explanations and clear illustrations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Microbiology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology