Infectious Disease Secrets

Infectious Disease Secrets

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The daily headlines continue to reflect and emphasize the necessity for expertise in the field of infection. qE. coli contaminated meatq, qWest Nile Virus spreadsq, qWhite Powder discoveredq, qBacteria specific viral lysins may hold key to new class of antibioticsq, qHope for new AIDS vaccine trialq are just a few examples. New chapters are devoted to the rapidly emerging technologies that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of infection, the horrifying but real threat of biowarfare, and the role of the entire medical team, not just the ID doc. in combating infections. Content has been revised and updated to reflect current knowledge and understanding of infectious disease processes. The emphasis on the sound foundation of how to explore and discover new information is retained. Common infectious diseases are emphasized Treatment options are clearly detailed, including advantages and disadvantages of various regimens Useful background information is presented for every infection such as origin of the name, mode of transmission, typical hosts, geographic location, seasonal patterns, and associated clinical syndromes The three new chapters are the obligatory and timely bioterrorism, radiologic imaging, and surgical implications of infectionWhy do we use 10% potassium hydroxide (KOH) when we are looking for Candida spp. on a wet mount? ... How do they work? ... Miconazole, clotrimazole, terconazole, and butoconazole are synthetically derived by various pharmaceuticalanbsp;...

Title:Infectious Disease Secrets
Author:Robert H. Gates
Publisher:Elsevier Health Sciences - 2003


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