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Learning Microbiology through Clinical Consultation

Berenice Langdon and Aodhán Breathnach

June 2016

ISBN: 9780198719847

320 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

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Price: £38.99

Learning Microbiology through Clinical Consultation is a highly accessible text which describes the fundamentals of microbiology within the practice setting in an informative way. It is an ideal resource for medical students and newly qualified doctors, as well as anyone wishing to study medicine or preparing for medical school interviews.

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Learning Microbiology through Clinical Consultation is a highly accessible text which describes the fundamentals of microbiology within the practice setting in an informative way. It is an ideal resource for medical students and newly qualified doctors, as well as anyone wishing to study medicine or preparing for medical school interviews.

  • Case scenarios model provide good examination and history taking practice
  • Narrative approach to the cases which are written in an informal and accessible style
  • Describes the sample taking process and relates it to the science of microbiology
  • The key microbes associated with the infections are highlighted in each case

About the Author(s)

Berenice Langdon, General Practitioner, London, UK, and Aodhán Breathnach, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Berenice Langdon trained in Medicine at the Royal London Hospital and obtained her BSc Genetics at Edinburgh University. Prior to this Dr Langdon worked for 12 months teaching Maths and Science in a secondary school in Zimbabwe. Dr Langdon qualified as a GP at St Georges Hospital and has since worked in SW London with the exception of a year working as a Rural GP in Australia.

Aodhán Breathnach trained in Medicine in Trinity College, Dublin, and then specialized in Medical Microbiology at Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Guys and St Thomas' Hospital, London. Dr Breathnach has previously worked for the Public Health Laboratory Service and the Health Protection Agency, and is currently a Consultant Microbiologist at St George's Hospital, London.

Table of Contents

    List of infections and associated key microbes
    Contributors and Expert Reviewers
    Abbreviations
    1.0 Gastrointestinal
    1.1:Viral gastroenteritis
    1.2:Food borne gastroenteritis
    1.3:Traveller's diarrhoea
    1.4:Duodenal ulcer
    1.5:Diarrhoea in hospital
    1.6:Normal bowel flora
    1.7:Hepatitis A
    1.8:Hepatitis B
    1.9:Hepatitis C
    1.10:Threadworm infection
    2.0 Cardiovascular
    2.1:Infective endocarditis
    3.0 Respiratory
    3.1:Community acquired pneumonia
    3.2:Pneumonia in the immunocompromised
    3.3:Exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    3.4:Tuberculosis
    3.5:Influenza
    3.6:Bronchiolitis
    3.7:Croup
    3.8:Viral pneumonia
    4.0 Central nervous system
    4.1:Bacterial meningitis
    4.2:Viral meningitis
    4.3:Neurosyphillis
    5.0 Urinary
    5.1:Recurrent urinary tract infection
    5.2:Pyelonephritis
    5.3:Schistosomiasis
    6.0 Gential
    6.1:Pelvic inflammatory disease
    6.2:Urethral discharge
    6.3:HIV seroconversion
    6.4:Vaginal thrush
    6.5:Bacterial vaginosis
    6.6:Cervical screening
    6.7:Genital herpes
    7.0 Musculoskeletal
    7.1:Chronic osteomyelitis
    8.0 Eye
    8.1:Conjunctivitis
    8.2:Keratoconjuctivitis
    9.0 Ear, nose and throad
    9.1:Cold/Rhinitis
    9.2:Tonsillitis
    9.3:Otitis externa
    9.4:Glandular fever
    10.0 Skin
    10.1:Abscess
    10.2:Impetigo
    10.3:Leg ulcer
    10.4:Acne
    10.5:Shingles
    10.6:Cutaneous viral warts
    10.7:Molluscum contagiosum
    10.8:Orf
    10.9:Tinea captitis
    10.10:Tinea corporis
    10.11:Fungal nail infection
    10.12:Candida intertrigo
    10.13:Scabies
    10.14:Head lice
    11.0 Children
    11.1:Whooping cough
    11.2:MMR vaccine
    11.3:Post-polio-syndrome
    11.4:Chickenpox
    11.5:Slapped cheek disease
    11.6:Roseola infantum
    11.7:Hand, foot, and mouth
    12.0 Pregnancy, postnatal, and congential
    12.1:Infections in pregnancy
    12.2:Post-miscarriage infection
    13.0 Hospital
    13.1:Sepsis (UTI)
    13.2:Complex intra-abdominal infection
    13.3:Middle-East respiratory syndrome
    14.0 International
    14.1:Fever: Foreign travel
    14.2:Malaria
    14.3:Lyme disease
    Appendices
    A.1:Medically important bacteria
    A.2:Medically important viruses
    A.3:Notification of infectious diseases
    A.4:Immunisation table
    A.5:Incubation and infectivity of important childhood diseases
    A.6:Commonly used antibiotics
    Index

Reviews

"The text is well written, punctuated with humour and an easy read [...] The true gems, however, are the summary tables at the back of the book in the appendices, including a simple overview of commonly uses antibiotics, their mechanism of action, spectrum of activity and clinical uses." - Dr Kathryn Harrison, Innovait

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