Oxford Case Histories in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780198846482

Hilary Humphreys; William Irving; Bridget Atkins; Andrew Woodhouse
336 Pages
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Mar 2020
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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.


Section 1: Skin and soft tissue

Cases 1-5

Section 2: Gastrointestinal infections

Cases 6-14

Section 3: Genitourinary infections

Cases 15-21

Section 4: Genitourinary infections

Cases 22-25

Section 5: Central nervous system infections

Cases 26-30

Section 6: Systemic infections

Cases 31-38

Section 7: Infections in pregnancy and the neonate

Cases 39-41

Section 8: Miscellaneous infections

Cases 42-47

List of cases by diagnosis

List of cases by principle clinical feature at presentation

List of cases by etiological mechanism

About the author: 

Hilary Humphreys is Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Consultant Microbiologist in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. He has a longstanding research interest in hospital infections, has published widely on many aspects of this and he has led a number of guideline groups in Ireland and in the UK. He has been involved in the teaching of both undergraduate and graduate entry medical students for some years as well as pharmacy students and others. He has developed online material as part of blended learning and he is a former National Specialty Director for Clinical Microbiology in Ireland.; Will Irving has been Professor and Honorary Consultant in Virology at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust since 2002. His research interest is in the natural history of hepatitis C virus infection, and has published extensively on this subject. He co-chairs HCV Research UK, a multi-centre consortium creating a national cohort, clinical database and biobank of 12,000 patients infected with HCV. He currently chairs the National Strategy Group for Viral Hepatitis.; Bridget Atkins is a full time NHS consultant in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in Oxford University Hospitals. She has a major interest in bone and joint infections and has published and presented extensively on laboratory diagnostic methods, the multidisciplinary management of these complex infections, the patient pathway and the optimal delivery of bone infection services. She works as a physician on the bone infection unit at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital in addition to delivering laboratory services, bedside consults, infection control and an antimicrobial stewardship service across all areas of the hospital. She is also Training Programme Director in Infectious diseases and Medical Microbiology in Health Education Thames Valley.; Andrew Woodhouse is Head of Specialty Training in Infectious Diseases for Health Education England working across the West Midlands. He is also a Clinical Director for the Infectious Disease Department at Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK.

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