Case Studies in Infectious Disease
By Peter Lydyard, Michael Cole, John Holton, Will Irving, Nino Porakishvili, Pradhib Venkatesan, Kate Ward
Published March 27th 2009 by Garland Science – 608 pages
Case Studies in Infectious Disease presents forty case studies featuring the most important human infectious diseases worldwide. Written for students of microbiology and medicine, this book describes the natural history of infection from point of entry of the pathogen through pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment. The use of real clinical cases serves to reinforce and extend the basic science.
This standardized approach provides the reader with a logical basis for understanding these diverse and medically important organisms, fully integrating microbiology and immunology throughout.
"Scientifically, the chapter is accurate…the figures have been well chosen and they will help the reader to grasp the main points more readily. It was a pleasure reviewing this material…"
Dr Juerg Utzinger, Swiss Tropical Institute, Switzerland
(referring to Case 32. Schistosoma)
"I like the use of questions to deliver teaching to students. They can easily identify with what is being discussed and how it fits in with the overall chapter. It can also quickly direct learning to the appropriate part of the text and aid revision."
Dr Gordon Ramage, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
(referring to Case 1. Aspergillus fumigatus)
"…this is an extremely well-written book that would be a useful primer for microbiology – and medical students in understanding the natural history, diagnosis and treatment of many of the world’s most important human infectious diseases. It may also be of benefit to the research scientist, clinical laboratory scientist and practising infectious disease physicians." Andrew Taylor-Robinson, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, British Society of Immunology Newsletter
"…it will interest students in microbiology as much as it will interest clinical medical students…a handsome, excellent book on most common pathogens, with a clear orientation to immunology, physiopathology, and microbiology…It reads well and is an excellent textbook for medical students and a good source of illustrations, tables, and question ideas for teachers." Clinical Infectious Disease
"…Case Studies in Infectious Disease is a handsome, excellent book on most common pathogens, with a clear orientation to immunology, physiopathology, and microbiology…It reads well and is an excellent textbook…and a good source of illustrations, tables, and question ideas for teachers."-Clinical Infectious Disease, 12/1/2009
1. Aspergillus fumigatus
2. Borellia burgdorferi and related species
3. Campylobacter jejuni
4. Chlamydia trachomatis
5. Clostridium difficile
6. Coxiella burnetti
7. Coxsackie B virus
8. Echinococcus spp.
9. Epstein-Barr virus
10. Escherichia coli
11. Giardia lamblia
12. Helicobacter pylori
13. Hepatitis B virus
14. Herpes simplex virus 1
15. Herpes simplex virus 2
16. Histoplasma capsulatum
17. Human immunodeficiency virus
18. Influenza virus
19. Leishmania spp.
20. Leptospira spp.
21. Listeria monocytogenes
22. Mycobacterium leprae
23. Mycobacterium tuburculosis
25. Neisseria meningitidis
28. Plasmodium spp.
29. Respiratory syncytial virus
30. Rickettsia spp.
31. Salmonella typhi
32. Schistosoma spp.
33. Staphlococcus aureus
34. Streptococcus mitis
35. Streptococcus pneumoniae
36. Streptococcus pyogenes
37. Toxoplasma gondii
38. Trypanosoma spp.
39. Varicella-zoster virus
40. Wuchereria bancrofti
Peter M Lydyard,
Emeritus Professor of Immunology Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK and Honorary Professor of Immunology School of Biosciences, University of Westminster, London, UK
Michael F Cole,
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology Georgetown University School of Medicine Washington, DC, USA
Reader in Clinical Microbiology Windeyer Institute of Medical Sciences University College London, London, UK
William L Irving,
Professor and Honorary Consultant in Virology University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Nottingham, UK
Senior Lecturer School of Biosciences, University of Westminster, London, UK and Honorary Professor, Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Consultant in Infectious Diseases Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK
Katherine N Ward,
Consultant Virologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK and Honorary Consultant Health Protection Agency, UK