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Medical Microbiology for the New Curriculum: A Case-Based Approach

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Medical Microbiology for the New Curriculum: A Case-Based Approach

Roberta B. Carey, Mindy G. Schuster, Karin L. McGowan

ISBN: 978-0-470-17428-9 January 2008 310 Pages

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Encompassing twenty-four clinically important and frequently encountered infectious diseases, the text provides all the necessary background and the most up-to-date treatment of the microbes that cause diseases in humans. Each fully illustrated case study is introduced with a patient history, differential diagnosis, clinical clues, laboratory data, pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention. Presented as unknowns, the cases challenge readers to create a differential diagnosis just as they would in practice, including noninfectious causes that could present similar clinical findings.

Introduction ix

The Art of Differential Diagnosis xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

List of Common Abbreviations xix

Case One: Boy with Acute Pharyngitis 1

Case Two: Student with Dysuria 12

Case Three: Boy with Vomiting and Diarrhea after a School Picnic 23

Case Four: Chronic Diarrhea in a Traveler 35

Case Five: Boy with Skin Lesions 47

Case Six: Student with a Skin Lesion Following a Trip to India 57

Case Seven: Man with a Surgical Wound after a Prosthetic Hip Placement 65

Case Eight: Boy with Fever and Right Leg Pain Following a Canoe Accident 75

Case Nine: Woman with Acute Abdominal Pain and Cervical Discharge 89

Case Ten: Woman with Acute Fever and Productive Cough 99

Case Eleven: Nursing Home Resident with Fever Cough and Myalgias 115

Case Twelve: Baby with Fever Rhinitis and Bronchiolitis 123

Case Thirteen: Woman with Fever Cough and Weight Loss 132

Case Fourteen: Student with Chronic Fever Dry Cough and Pneumonia 144

Case Fifteen: Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient with Nodular Pneumonia 155

Case Sixteen: Boy with Acute Fever Headache and Confusion 167

Case Seventeen: Woman with Lymphocytic Meningitis 182

Case Eighteen: Neonate with Fever and Vesicular Rash 192

Case Nineteen: Renal Transplant Recipient with Chronic Meningitis 201

Case Twenty: Man with Acute Fever and Periumbilical Pain 213

Case Twenty One: Man with Two Weeks of Fever and a Systolic Murmur 225

Case Twenty Two: Young Man with Fatigue and an Abnormal Liver Test 236

Case Twenty Three: Fever of Unknown Origin in a Traveler 246

Case Twenty Four: Student with Fever Lymphadenopathy and Hepatosplenomegaly 259

Index 271

?The authors succeed in bringing the teaching of microbiology alive in this slim volume.? (Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, November 2008)

"?useful to the medical student. It will be particularly useful as more universities develop the case-based teaching approach." (Doody's Book Reviews)

"I like having this book on my shelf." (Microbiology Today, March 2008)

  • Provides balanced and thorough coverage in a user-friendly, uniformly organized format
  • Richly illustrated with COLOR photographs and line drawings
  • Includes comparative tables highlighting key features
  • Draws upon real life case files
  • Includes easy to reference flow chart of all the bacteria and table of normal values for common chemistry, hematology and microbiology tests
  • Detailed indexing for association with similar organisms according to type of infectious process, microorganism, and specific pathogen
  • Uniform organization for each case, with sections on patient history, differential diagnosis (bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic, and microbacterial), laboratory tests, results and diagnosis, treatment, pathogenesis and virulence factors, key points, study questions, and suggested reading