Medical Microbiology: The Big Picture (LANGE The Big Picture)
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Get the Big Picture of Medical Microbiology-and zero-in on what your really need to know to ace the course and board exams and prepare for clinical rotations!
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"This is in a league of its own, encompassing aspects of a textbook, an atlas, and a high yield quick-reference....For medical students and residents looking for a book that emphasizes the clinical presentation and treatment of human pathogens, this is highly recommended. Overall, this is a beautifully bound workbook-style text, with high-gloss pages and well oriented color pictures, tables, and diagrams. This is the book that will help new medical practitioners to see the forest for the trees of infectious disease." -- Doody's Review Service
Medical Microbiology: The Big Picture is a different kind of resource. With an emphasis on what you “need to know” versus “what's nice to know,” and featuring 300 full-color illustrations, it offers a focused, streamlined overview of clinical microbiology and immunology. You'll find a succinct, user-friendly presentation designed to make even the most complex concepts understandable in a short amount of time.
With just the right balance of information to give you the edge at exam time, Medical Microbiology: The Big Picture features:
- A “Big Picture” perspective on precisely what you need to know
- Clinically oriented coverage of infections of the central nervous system, eyes and ears, respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, hematopoietic/lymphoreticular system, bone and joints, and more
- 300 labeled and fully-explained full-color illustrations
- Numerous summary tables and figures
- Key concepts at the end of each chapter
- 100 USMLE-type questions, answers, and explanations to help you prepare for the exams
larger than 1 cm. They can occur on any part of the body but usually are seen on the hands and knees. Lesions are usually caused by HPV type 2 and HPV-4 (most common), followed by types 1, 3, 27, 29, and 57. ■ Flat (plane) warts, or verruca plana, are ﬂat or slightly elevated ﬂesh-colored papules that may be smooth or slightly hyperkeratotic and range in size from 1–5 mm. Patients may have only a few lesions or hundreds, which may become grouped or conﬂuent. They may appear in a linear
keratoconjunctivitis. Some of the agents that cause these infections can rapidly perforate the cornea, resulting in loss of sight. ETIOLOGY Bacteria are the most common cause of keratitis; however, many different microorganisms can infect the cornea, and clinical manifestations vary depending on the etiologic agent (Table 10-3). MANIFESTATIONS Because keratitis and conjunctivitis share several similar symptoms, keratitis can be difﬁcult to correctly diagnose. The primary symptom of keratitis is
(e.g., cotton swabs, ﬁngernails, hearing aids, and ear plugs), and chronic dermatologic disease (e.g., eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, acne). ■ Malignant otitis externa is more common in diabetic and immunocompromised patients. PATHOGENESIS The external auditory canal is the only skin-lined cul-de-sac in the human body. It is warm and dark and traps moisture readily, and is an excellent environment for the growth of bacteria and fungi. The skin in the canal is thin; the lateral third
inﬂammation and add moisture to the mucosa. Methods used to deliver high humidity include croup tents, masks, and blow-by oxygen. ■ Racemic epinephrine is effective in reducing stridor in children with stridor at rest or in children with more severe symptoms who are not responding to humidiﬁed oxygen. ■ Dexamethasone, prednisone, or budesonide may help patients who have severe viral croup and are hospitalized or treated in the emergency department. ■ Oxygen may be necessary if respiratory
1500 10 1000 5 500 0 0 40 50 8 2002-03 18 28 38 48 6 2003-04 16 26 36 46 3 13 2004-05 23 33 43 1 11 2005-06 21 Figure 14-3. A graph showing the number of clinical isolates positive for inﬂuenza virus versus the week of the year the isolates were obtained from 2002 through 2006. Notice the seasonal nature of the inﬂuenza epidemics. Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. infection, which can include Staphylococcus aureus, H inﬂuenzae, Streptococcus