Basic Science

Sherris Medical Microbiology, Fifth Edition

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


Sherris Medical Microbiology, Fifth Edition

Table of Contents


Part I: The Nature of Infection, Kenneth J. Ryan and C. George Ray
1. Infection
2. Immune Response to Infection
3. Sterilization, Disinfection, and Infection Control
4. Principles of Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases5. Emergence and Global Spread of Infection

Part II: Pathogenic Viruses, Nafees Ahmad, C. George Ray, and W. Lawrence Drew
6. The Nature of Viruses
7. Pathogenesis of Viral Infection
8. Antiviral Antimicrobics and Resistance
9. Influenza, Parainfluenza, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Adenovirus, and Other Respiratory Viruses
10. Mumps Virus, Measles, Rubella, and Other Childhood Exanthems
11. Poxviruses
12. Enteroviruses
13. Hepatitis Viruses
14. Herpesviruses
15. Viruses of Diarrhea
16. Arthropod-Borne and Other Zoonotic Viruses
17. Rabies
18. Retroviruses: Human T-Lymphotropic Virus, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
19. Papilloma and Polyoma Viruses
20. Persistent Viral Infections of the Central Nervous System

Part III: Pathogenic Bacteria, Kenneth J. Ryan and W. Lawrence Drew
21. The Nature of Bacteria
22. Pathogenesis of Bacterial Infection
23. Antibacterial Agents and Resistance
24. Staphylococci
25. Streptococci and Enterococci
26. Corynebacterium, Listeria, and Bacillus
27. Mycobacteria
28. Actinomyces and Nocardia
29. Clostridium, Peptostreptococcus, Bacteroides, and Other Anaerobes
30. Neisseria
31. Haemophilus and Bordetella
32. Vibrio, Campylobacter, and Helicobacter
33. Enterobacteriaceae
34. Legionella
35. Pseudomonas and Other Opportunistic Gram-negative Bacilli
36. Plague and Other Bacterial Zoonotic Diseases
37. Spirochetes
38. Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma
39. Chlamydia
40. Rickettsia, Ehrlichia, Coxiella and Bartonella

Part IV: Pathogenic Fungi, Kenneth J. Ryan
41. The Nature of Fungi
42. Pathogenesis of Fungal Infection
43. Antifungal Agents and Resistance
44. Dermatophytes, Sporothrix, and Other Superficial and Subcutaneous Fungi
45. Candida, Aspergillus, Pneumocystis and Other Opportunistic Fungi
46. Cryptococcus, Histoplasma, Coccidiodes and Other Systemic Fungal Pathogens

Part V: Pathogenic Parasites, C. George Ray and James J. Plorde
47. The Nature of Parasites
48. General Principles of Pathogenesis, Immunology, and Diagnosis of Parasitic Infection
49. Antiparasitic Antimicrobics and Resistance
50. Sporozoa
51. Rhizopods
52. Flagellates
53. Intestinal Nematodes
54. Tissue Nematodes
55. Cestodes
56. Trematodes

Part VI: Clinical Aspects of Infection, C. George Ray, Kenneth J. Ryan, and W. Lawrence Drew
57. Skin and Wound Infections
58. Bone and Joint Infections
59. Eye, Ear, and Sinus Infections
60. Dental and Periodontal Infections
61. Respiratory Tract Infections
62. Enteric Infections and Food Poisoning
63. Urinary Tract Infections
64. Genital Infections
65. Central Nervous System Infections
66. Intravascular Infections, Bacteremia, and Endotoxemia