Sherris Medical Microbiology: An Introduction to Infectious Diseases

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9780071212458: Sherris Medical Microbiology: An Introduction to Infectious Diseases

The leading microbiology text! Thoroughly revised and updated, this book provides students with a solid grasp of etiologic agents, pathogenic processes, epidemiology, and the basis of major therapy. Includes complete discussions of the major bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic pathogens. Highlighted marginal notes and clinical applications are included throughout.

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“A superb introductory text for medical students ... a strong job of laying out the fundamental mechanisms of bacterial infection and host response. The vast array of prokaryotic and eukaryotic infecting organisms can be baffling to the novice practitioner, and this text serves as a good foundation on which to build more specialized insight. ”

“I highly recommend this text to anyone with an interest in bacteriology, virology, or infectious diseases, whether you’re a student or just someone with an interest in learning more about these subjects.”
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THE ACCLAIMED MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY TEXTBOOK – Clinically Oriented, Succinct, and Current

This authoritative and classic text—completely revised for its Fourth Edition—is a dynamic, student-friendly introduction to the nature of microorganisms and their role in the maintenance of health or in the causation of disease. Through a unique and stimulating approach, this book helps you understand the significance of etiologic agents, pathogenic processes, epidemiology, and basis of therapy for infectious diseases.

*Links microbiology and human disease states in a clearly written style that emphasizes pathogenesis
*Presents relevant information for the medically important bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic pathogens in a consistent format
*Describes the characteristics of virulence factors of the major microorganisms and their associations with disease
*Offers clear explanations of host-parasite relationships, dynamics of infection, and host response
*Infectious syndrome chapters review the relevant etiologic, clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic information for all classes of microorganisms
*New Clinical Capsules state the essence of the disease(s) caused by major pathogens
*Marginal notes highlighting key points of each paragraph facilitate review
*More than 250 clear, descriptive illustrations

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