Introduction to medical microbiology -- Commensal and pathogenic microbial flora in humans -- Sterilization, disinfection, and antisepsis -- Microscopy and in vitro culture -- Molecular diagnosis -- Serologic diagnosis -- Elements of host protective responses -- Innate host responses -- Antigen-specific immune responses -- Immune responses to infectious agents -- Antimicrobial vaccines -- Bacterial classification, structure, and replication -- Bacterial metabolism and genetics -- Mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis -- Role of bacteria in disease -- Laboratory diagnosis of bacterial diseases -- Antibacterial agents -- Staphylococcus and related gram-positive cocci -- Streptococcus -- Enterococcus and other gram-positive cocci -- Bacillus -- Listeria and erysipelothrix -- Corynebacterium and other gram-positive rods -- Nocardia and related bacteria -- Mycobacterium -- Neisseria and related genera -- Enterobacteriaceae -- Vibrio and aeromonas -- Campylobacter and helicobacter -- Pseudomonas and related bacteria -- Haemophilus and related bacteria -- Bordetella -- Francisella and brucella -- Legionella -- Miscellaneous gram-negative rods -- Clostridium -- Anaerobic, non-spore-forming, gram-positive bacteria -- Anaerobic gram-negative bacteria -- Treponema, borrelia, and leptospira -- Mycoplasma and ureaplasma -- Rickettsia and orientia -- Ehrlichia, anaplasma, and coxiella -- Chlamydia and chlamydophila -- Viral classification, structure, and replication -- Mechanisms of viral pathogenesis -- Role of viruses in disease -- Laboratory diagnosis of viral diseases -- Antiviral agents and infection control -- Papillomaviruses and polyomaviruses -- Adenoviruses -- Human herpesviruses -- Poxviruses -- Parvoviruses -- Picornaviruses -- Coronaviruses and noroviruses -- Paramyxoviruses -- Orthomyxoviruses -- Rhabdoviruses, filoviruses, and bornaviruses -- Reoviruses -- Togaviruses and flaviviruses -- Bunyaviridae and arenaviridae -- Retroviruses -- Hepatitis viruses -- Unconventional slow viruses: prions -- Fungal classification, structure, and replication -- Pathogenesis of fungal disease -- Role of fungi in disease -- Laboratory diagnosis of fungal diseases -- Antifungal agents -- Superficial and cutaneous mycoses -- Subcutaneous mycoses -- Systemic mycoses caused by dimorphic fungi -- Opportunistic mycoses -- Fungal and fungal-like infections of unusual or uncertain etiology -- Mycotoxins and mycotoxicoses -- Parasitic classification, structure, and replication -- Pathogenesis of parasitic diseases -- Role of parasites in disease -- Laboratory diagnosis of parasitic disease -- Antiparasitic agents -- Intestinal and urogenital protozoa -- Blood and tissue protozoa -- Nematodes -- Trematodes -- Cestodes -- Arthropods. "Quickly learn the microbiology fundamentals you need to know with this practical and manageable text! Newly reorganized to correspond with integrated curricula and changing study habits, Medical Microbiology, 7th edition is clearly written and easy to use, presenting clinically relevant information about microbes and their diseases in a succinct and engaging manner ... Learn the most up-to-date and relevant information in medical microbiology. Study efficiently thanks to a reorganized format that places review chapters at the beginning of each section and review questions at the end of each chapter. Focus on clinical relevance with new interactive case presentations to introduce each of the microbial pathogens that illustrate the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases ... Visualize the clinical presentations of infections with new and updated clinical photographs, images, and illustrations ..."--Back cover.