Clinical Microbiology, Second Edition

J. Keith Struthers

June 28, 2017 by CRC Press
Textbook - 264 Pages
ISBN 9781138101906 - CAT# K34948

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Concise, accessible and highly-illustrated introduction to this burgeoning and complex field

Ideal for medical and biomedical science students irrespective of course style, trainees in medicine, laboratory science and public health, and other health professionals looking for a convenient overview of the subject

Centred on common conditions, organisms, and antibiotics, while also highlighting less common infections to act as an alert when considering the differential diagnosis in a patient

Provides the necessary information, using illustrations wherever possible, to develop appropriate knowledge for a safe approach to the diagnosis and treatment infections without unwieldy and overwhelming detail

Clinically focused, presenting the relevant basic science that underpins clinical practice at an appropriate level for the non-specialist


This concise, beautifully illustrated book provides a convenient introduction to the basic science of medical microbiology and how this relates to clinical practice. Expanded from the prize-winning first edition to cover virology and parasitology in addition to bacteriology, this second editions explains the essentials of microbial infection and continues to provide a sound basis for developing logical diagnostic and management strategies, including the critical area of antibiotic usage. Section One focuses on the clinical with chapters centred around infections of the organ systems, while full coverage of the scientific aspects underpinning microbial disease follows in Section Two.

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