Section 1: Skin and soft tissue
Section 2: Respiratory tract
Section 3: Gastrointestinal infections
Section 4: Genitourinary infections
Section 5: Central nervous system infections
Section 6: Systemic infections
Section 7: Infections in pregnancy and the neonate
Section 8: Miscellaneous infections
List of cases by diagnosis
Oxford Case Histories in Infection and Microbiology contains over 45 well structured cases, providing comprehensive coverage of the diagnostic and management dilemmas in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases.
Each case comprises of a brief patient history with relevant clinical examination findings, thus insuring the reader is aware of how to confirm a diagnosis rapidly, with reference throughout to laboratory techniques, advice on therapy, epidemiological features, and areas which can be controversial.
The cases discussed include common and important pathogens, infections, and serious conditions due to risk of onward spread. Divided by main organ systems, the book also includes a section on systemic infections, and miscellaneous cases which don't fit neatly into one category.
The text is complimented by over 50 clinical photographs and laboratory illustrations. Each case includes a concise list of further reading to aid learning and understanding. The format of the book is thought provoking, and helps to improve critical thinking and interpretative skills.
It is a perfect self-assessment tool for clinical microbiology and infectious diseases postgraduate trainees. It will also be on interest to medical professionals working in critical care and public health.
• Real case studies are used to illustrate the importance of an evidence-based approach in clinical decision-making, with each case comprising a brief history followed by a discussion in question and answer format
• Helps to improve the interpretive skills of trainees preparing for examinations in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases
• Extensively illustrated with over 50 clinical photographs and laboratory illustrations to aid learning and understanding
• Hilary Humphreys, Professor of Clinical Microbiology and Consultant Microbiologist, RCSI Education and Research Centre, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
• William Irving, Professor and Honorary Consultant in Virology, University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK.
• Bridget Atkins, Consultant in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK.
• Andrew Woodhouse, Consultant in Clinical Infection and Head of Specialty Training, Infectious Diseases, Health Education England and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, UK