Basic Science

Sherris Medical Microbiology, Fifth Edition

Kenneth J. Ryan,
C. George Ray,
Nafees Ahmad,
W. Lawrence Drew,
James J. Plorde


New Key Features in This Edition!

NEW to this edition:
  • 66 chapters that simply and clearly describe the strains of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites that can bring about infectious diseases

  • Core sections on viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases open with new chapters detailing basic biology, pathogenesis, and antimicrobial agents and feature a consistent presentation covering Organism (structure, replication, genetics, etc.), Disease (epidemiology, pathogenesis, immunity), and Clinical Aspects (manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, prevention)

  • Explanations of host-parasite relationship, dynamics of infection, and host response

  • USMLE-style questions and a clinical case conclude each chapter on the major viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases

  • All tables, photographs, and illustrations are now in full color

  • Clinical Capsules cover the essence of the disease(s) caused by major pathogens

  • Marginal Notes highlight key points within a paragraph to facilitate review