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Bailey and Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology / Edition 12

Bailey and Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology / Edition 12


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The classic text known as the "gold standard" in microbiology is now revised, reorganized, and up-to-date. Always comprehensive and current, this edition features even more new information on hot topics such as identification systems, quality control organisms, antiparasitic agents, HIV viral load testing, HIV genotyping, Hepatitis C virus, antivirals, and a new procedure for the motility test. In addition, thoroughly revised material reflects the latest advances and developments. New clinical case studies challenge students to think critically and apply what they've learned in realistic situations, and a compartmentalized organization keeps related topics together so information is easy to find.


  • The authors are well-respected clinical microbiologists, bringing a wealth of experience, a fresh perspective, and modern experiences to this established text.
  • Compartmentalized organization keeps related topics together so specific information on a subject is easy to find.
  • Cross-platform focus presents material at a level appropriate to both the bench technologist and the medical technology student, taking the reader from the classroom to the lab.
  • Over 485 Illustrations, many in full-color, enable readers to identify micrographs by shape and color of growth
  • Key terms are highlighted within the text where the word is defined so readers can easily locate important concepts in the text, and a comprehensive glossary serves as a convenient reference for all definitions.
  • A user-friendly design features consistent headings and subheadings, boxes, and shaded tables, making material easy to read and reference.

What's New:

  • Features such as Chapter Outlines, Procedures, Case Studies, References, and Additional Reading reinforce the most important information in each chapter and make it more memorable.
  • Clinical case studies in the sections on bacteriology, virology, parasitology, and mycology allow students to test their understanding of concepts by applying them to "real world" situations.
  • New information has been added on new identification systems (chapter 11), quality control organisms (chapter 18), a procedure for the motility test (chapter 18), antiparasitic agents (chapter 52), HIV viral load testing, HIV genotyping, Hepatitis C virus, and antivirals (chapter 54).
  • Wherever applicable, the content from the last edition has been revised to provide the most up-to-date information available, including specific revisions to the chapter on molecular methods for microbial identification and characterization (chapter 12), and taxonomy and antimicrobial susceptibility data has been revised in all chapters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780808923640
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 01/01/2007
Pages: 1031
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part I General Issues in Clinical Microbiology
General issues and role of laboratorians
Laboratory safety
Laboratory physical design, management, and organization
Quality in the clinical microbiology laboratory
Infection control
Part II Scientific and Laboratory Basis for Clinical Microbiology
Microbial taxonomy
Bacterial genetics, metabolism, and structure
Host-microorganism interactions
Role of microscopy in the diagnosis of infectious diseases
Laboratory cultivation and isolation of bacteria
Overview of conventional methods for bacterial identification
Molecular methods for microbial identification and characterization
Immunochemical methods used for organism detection
Serologic diagnosis of infectious diseases
Principles of antimicrobial action and resistance
Laboratory methods for detection of antimicrobial resistance
Laboratory strategies for antimicrobial susceptibility testing
Part III Bacteriology
Overview of bacterial identification methods and strategies
Section 1: Catalase-positive, gram-positive cocci
Staphylococcus, Micrococcus , and similar organisms
Section 2: Catalase-negative, gram-positive cocci
Streptococcus, Enterococcus , and similar organisms
Section 3: Non-branching, catalase-positive, gram-positive bacilli
Bacillus and similar organisms
Listeria, Corynebacterium , and similar organisms
Section 4: Non-branching, catalase-negative, gram-positive bacilli
Erysipelothrix, Lactobacillus , and similar organisms
Section 5: Branching or partially acid-fast, gram-positive bacilli
Nocardia, Streptomyces, Rhodococcus, Oerskovia , and similar organisms
Section 6: Gram-negative bacilli and coccobacilli (MacConkey-positive, oxidase-negative)
Acinetobacter, Chryseomonas, Flavimonas , and Stenotrophomonas
Section 7: Gram-negative bacilli and coccobacilli (MacConkey-positive, oxidase-positive)
Pseudomonas, Burkholderia , and similar organisms
Achromobacter, Agrobacterium, Ochrobactrum , and similar organisms
Chryseobacterium, Sphingobacterium , and similar organisms
Alcaligenes, Bordetella (nonpertussis), Comamonas, and similar organisms
Vibrio, Aeromonas, Plesiomonas , shigelloides, and Chromobacterium violaceum
Section 8: Gram-negative bacilli and coccobacilli (MacConkey-negative, oxidase-positive)
Sphingomonas paucimobilis and similar organisms
Moraxella and elongated Neisseria
Eikenella corrodens and similar organisms
Pasteurella and similar organisms
Actinobacillus, Kingella, Cardiobacterium, Capnocytophaga and similar organisms
Section 9: Gram-negative bacilli and coccobacilli (MacConkey-negative, oxidase-variable)
Section 10: Gram-negative bacilli that are optimally recovered on special media
Bartonella and Afipia
Campylobacter, Arcobacter , and Helicobacter
Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis
Streptobacillus moniliformis and Spirillum minus
Section 11: Gram-negative cocci
Neisseria and Moraxella catarrhalis
Overview and general considerations
Section 12: Anaerobic bacteriology
Laboratory considerations
Section 13: Mycobacteria and other bacteria with unusual growth requirements
Obligate intracellular and nonculturable bacterial agents
Cell wall-deficient bacteria: Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma
The spirochetes
Part IV Parasitology
Laboratory methods for diagnosis of parasitic infections
Part V Mycology
Laboratory methods in basic mycology
Part VI Virology
Laboratory methods in basic virology
Part VII Diagnosis by Organ System
Bloodstream infections
Infections of the lower respiratory tract
Upper respiratory tract infections and other infections of the oral cavity and neck
Meningitis and other infections of the central nervous system
Infections of the eyes, ears, and sinuses
Infections of the urinary tract
Genital tract infections
Gastrointestinal tract infections
Skin, soft tissue, and wound infections
Normally sterile body fluids, bone and bone marrow, and solid tissues

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