Medical Microbiology


Section 1 The adversaries – microbes

  1 Microbes as parasites

  2 The bacteria

  3 The viruses

  4 The fungi

  5 The protozoa

  6 The helminths and arthropods

  7 Prions

  8 The host–parasite relationship

Section 2 The adversaries–host defences

  9 The innate defences of the body

  10 Adaptive responses provide a ‘quantum leap’ in effective defence

  11 The cellular basis of adaptive immune responses

Section 3 The conflicts

  12 Background to the infectious diseases

  13 Entry, exit and transmission

  14 Immune defences in action

  15 Spread and replication

  16 Parasite survival strategies and persistent infections

  17 Pathologic consequences of infection

Section 4 Clinical manifestation and diagnosis of infections by body system

  18 Upper respiratory tract infections

  19 Lower respiratory tract infections

  20 Urinary tract infections

  21 Sexually transmitted infections

  22 Gastrointestinal tract infections

  23 Obstetric and perinatal infections

  24 Central nervous system infections

  25 Infections of the eye

  26 Infections of the skin, soft tissue, muscle and associated systems

  27 Vector-borne infections

  28 Multisystem zoonoses

  29 Fever of unknown origin

  30 Infections in the compromised host

Section 5 Diagnosis and control

  31 Diagnosis of infection and assessment of host defence mechanisms

  32 Epidemiology and control of infectious diseases

  33 Attacking the enemy: antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy

  34 Protecting the host

  35 Passive and non-specific immunotherapy

  36 Hospital infection, sterilization and disinfection


  Pathogen parade