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Medical Microbiology & Immunology: Examination & Board Review By Warren E. Levinson

Medical Microbiology & Immunology: Examination & Board Review
by Warren E. Levinson

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This text provides a concise review of the medically important aspects of microbiology that covers the basic clinical aspects of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology and immunology. It includes clinical case discussions, sample questions in USMLE format and a USMLE practice exam.
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Medical Microbiology & Immunology: Examination & Board Review by Warren E. Levinson

The most CONCISE, COMPLETE, UP-TO-DATE, and USER-FRIENDLY review available
* Most frequently updated microbiology review
* High-yield review for courses, exams, and the USMLE
* 600+ USMLE-format sample questions
* Complete USMLE-type exam with all questions in case-based format
* Clinical applications emphasized
* Summaries of important microorganisms for rapid review
* Revised and expanded coverage of HIV, hepatitis viruses, and immunology
* Informative tables and figures

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Basic bacteriology: bacteria compared with other microorganisms; structure of bacterial cells; growth; genetics; classification of medically important bacteria; normal flora; pathogenesis; host defences; laboratory diagnosis; antimicrobial drugs - mechanisms of action; antimicrobial drugs - resistance; bacterial vaccines; sterilization and disinfection. Part 2 Clinical bacteriology: overview of the major pathogens and introduction of anaerobic bacteria; gram-positive cocci; gram-negative cocci; gram-positive rods; gram-negative rods related to the enteric tract; gram-negative rods related to the respiratory tract; gram-negative rods related to animal sources (zoonotic organisms); mycobacteria; actinomycetes; mycoplasmas; spirochetes; chlamydiae; rickettsiae; minor bacterial pathogens. Part 3 Basic virology: structure; replication; genetics and gene therapy; classification of medically important viruses; pathogenesis; host defences; laboratory diagnosis; antiviral drugs; viral vaccines. Part 4 Clinical virology: DNA enveloped viruses; DNA nonenveloped viruses; RNA enveloped viruses; RNA nonenveloped viruses; hepatitis viruses; arboviruses; tumor viruses; slow viruses and prions; human immunodeficiency virus; minor viral pathogens. Part 5 Mycology: basic mycology; cutaneous and subcutaneous mycoses; systemic mycoses; opportunistic mycoses. Part 6 Parasitology: intestinal and urogenital protozoa; blood and tissue protozoa; minor protozoan pathogens; cestodes; trematodes; nematodes. Part 7 Immunology: immunity; cellular basis of the immune response; antibodies; humoral immunity; cell-mediated immunity; major histocompatibility complex and transplantation; complement; antigen-antibody reactions in the laboratory; hypersensitivity; tolerance and autoimmune disease; tumor immunity; immunodeficiency. Part 8 Brief summaries of medically important organisms. Part 9 Clinical cases. Part 10 USMLE (national board) practice questions: basic bacteriology; clinical bacteriology; basic virology; clinical virology; mycology; parasitology; immunology; extended matching questions; clinical case questions. Part 11 USMLE (national board) practice examination.

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Medical Microbiology & Immunology: Examination & Board Review by Warren E. Levinson
Warren E. Levinson
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