Mims' Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease, Fifth Edition

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9780124982659: Mims' Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease, Fifth Edition

Mims' Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease is the landmark book in the field of infectious disease. The new, revised edition of this work provides a comprehensive, up-to-date description of the mechanisms of microbial infection and the pathogenesis of infectious disease. Presented in a clear, accessible style, it deals in an integrated manner with the spectrum of microorganisms, describing the factors common to all infectious diseases. Molecular biology, pathology, and immunology are brought together to explain the mechanisms for spread, immune response, and recovery.

Key features and of the 5th edition include:
* Microbial gene sequencing
* Up-to-date picture of the global burden of infectious diseases
* Role of bacterial virulence factors in vivo, as contrasted with possibilities based on in vitro evidence
* Latest data on combination vaccines, the promise of edible vaccines
* The spread of antibiotic resistance genes among bacteria
* HIV1 and HIV2; molecular biology, pathogenesis and origin
* Latest data on tuberculosis - the number one infectious disease worldwide
* Recent work on papillomaviruses, herpesviruses, BSE and variant CJD
* Latest data on microbial evasion of immune defences
* Origin and molecular biology of pandemic influenza
* Significance of toxins
* An update on vaccines, prions, immune evasion, microbial ligands and receptors

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Infectious diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, and are increasing in almost every nation, including the United States; they ranked third among the leading causes of death in the U.S. in 1992. Infectious diseases can be caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses, and other microbes such as fungus. They are part of everyday life, and range in severity from strep throat to AIDS. Mims' Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease has been the landmark book in the field. This revised edition provides an up-to-date picture of the global burden of infectious disease. It explains principles clearly and completely, using examples from various infections. It covers the mechanisms for spread of disease, immune response, and recovery, and is ideal as a course text for graduate and undergraduate students.

New features include:
* Microbial gene sequencing
* Role of bacterial virulence factors in vivo
* Latest data on tuberculosis - the number one infectious disease worldwide
* Role of pathogenic cytokines
* Significance of toxins
* An update on vaccines, prions, immune evasion, microbial ligands and receptors

From the Publisher:

Praise for Previous Editions "Clear, well-written text including tables, and impressive schematic drawings" ( Experimental Pathology)

"It remains excellent value for money and will I am sure long continue to be a standard text." (Journal of Medical Microbiology)

"...Professor Mims offers the student a chance to acquire a sound appreciation of the infectious process." (British Medical Journal)

"A splendidly imaginative book which will become a trusty companion for many of us." (The Lancet)

"...An excellent book which should be read by teachers, students and research workers." (New Scientist)

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