Essentials of Medical Microbiology

by Apurba S Sastry, Sandhya Bhat

This book describes the essentials of medical microbiology. Medical microbiology, the large subset of microbiology that is applied to medicine, is a branch of medical science concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. This book comprised of 7 sections, which include general microbiology, immunology, systematic bacteriology, virology, mycology, hospital infection control, and clinical microbiology. General microbiology section deals with principles of microscopy, morphology, physiology, culture identification of bacteria, concepts of bacterial genetics, etc. Principles of sterilization, antimicrobial chemotherapy and susceptibility testing are also explained in detail. Systematic bacteriology section deals with individual bacterial pathogens in detail. Virology is another section where the readers will find a different approach from the existing books. The annexure incorporated at the end covers the recent topics, such as emerging pathogens, bioterrorism and laboratory-acquired infections. Clinical case-based essay questions and MCQs are given at the end of each chapter to orient and prepare students for the examinations. This book is carefully written targeting to meet the varied needs of undergraduate students with an approach that will orient them to build concepts and to clear undergraduate examinations as well as to equip them for postgraduate entrance examinations in future.

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Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Sastry Apurba S
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India
2. Bhat Sandhya Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), (A Unit of Madras Medical Mission), Puducherry, India
ISBN 9789352704798
Speciality Microbiology and Immunology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/18220
Edition 2/e
Publishing Year 2019
Pages 713
Book Type Textbook


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