Oxford Case Histories in Infection and Microbiology contains over forty-five 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 listener 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.
It is a perfect self-assessment tool for clinical microbiology and infectious diseases postgraduate trainees. It will also be of interest to medical professionals working in critical care and public health.
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