Textbook of Microbiology and ImmunologyAuthor: Subhash Chandra Parija Category: Medical Laboratory Technology Publisher: Reed Elsevier ISBN: 978-81-312-2810- Pages: 682 Country: India Language: English Tags:Subhash Chandra Parija | Textbook of Microbiology and Immunology |
Like the first edition, the second edition of Textbook of Microbiology and Immunology consists of six sections. Section I and II deal with general micro biology and immunology, respectively. Section III, IV, and V deal with bacteriology, virology, and mycology, respectively. Lastly, Section VI deals with applied microbiology and includes epidemiology and control of community infections, hospital infections, antimicrobial chemotherapy, water analysis, and immunization. Medical microbiology is a rapidly changing and evolving field. The threat of emerging and reemerging pathogens and the changing epidemiology of known pathogens have made it imperative that we keep abreast of the changes and developments in the field if we are to efficiently deal with them.
The second edition of the Textbook of Microbiology and Immunology has been revised thoroughly and revamped to include the latest information in the field of medical microbiology. Special emphasis has been placed on molecular methods of diagnosis, which have revolutionized the diagnosis of infectious diseases and have made it possible to detect hitherto unknown and uncultivable pathogens from clinical specimens. The problem of antimicrobial resistance with respect to emerging mechanisms, changing epidemiology, and newer ways of detection has been dealt with in detail.
This text aims at not only providing basic information about microbiology and immunology, but also deals with the clinical applications of microbiology in the study of infectious diseases. In each chapter, key points are highlighted. Clinical case studies have been included so that students can evaluate their understanding of the various microbes. Photographs and pertinent line diagrams have been included to aid the learning process. The book has been trimmed down so as to include the necessary information without overburdening the students.
This textbook aims at providing comprehensive information about microbiology and it’s applications for medical students, paramedical students and workers in the field of infectious diseases. I sincerely hope the book serves this purpose and also helps in creating interest towards the subject among students.