Basic Science

Sherris Medical Microbiology, Fifth Edition

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

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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