Challenging Concepts in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology: Cases with Expert Commentary

ISBN : 9780199665754

Amber Arnold; George Griffin
384 Pages
189 x 246 mm
Pub date
Jul 2014
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Challenging Concepts in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology details over 30 challenging cases from a wide area of infectious diseases, medical microbiology and virology and includes topics ranging from typhoid fever to secondary syphilis. This case-based learning book ideal for trainees and speciality registrars. Each case is supported by the commentary of a renowned expert in the field, allowing readers to improve their own management of these patients. As the reader works through each case there are 'Clinical Tips', 'Learning Points' and 'Evidence Base' boxes to enhance the learning process along with the 'Expert Commentary', providing an inside track on how the experts approach challenging cases ranging from secondary syphilis to typhoid fever and vial haemorrhagic fever.


1. Pyrexia of unknown origin: the use of PET and PET-CT
2. Neurological Complications of Lyme Borreliosis (LB)
3. Leptospirosis and its Complications
4. Secondary Syphilis
5. HIV-Associated Multicentric Castleman's Disease
6. HIV: Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission
7. HIV: Antiretroviral Treatment and Emergence of Resistance
8. HIV: opportunistic infections and immune reconstitution syndrome
9. HIV: Cryptococcal Meningitis and Timing of Antiretroviral Treatment
10. Candida Infection in the Intensive Care Unit
11. Disseminated Aspergillosis after Bone Marrow Transplantation
12. Hepatitis B Reactivation in the Immunosuppressed
13. Developments in the Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus Infection
14. Management of Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers in the UK
15. Tropical Liver Abscess: Diagnosis and Management
16. Severe Falciparum Malaria: Treatment Options in the UK
17. Imported Plasmodium Vivax
18. Typhoid Fever: Antibiotic Treatment Choices
19. Hospital Acquired Legionella Pneumonia
20. Severe Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI)
21. Staphylococcal Prosthetic Joint Infection
22. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Bacteraemia
23. Pneumococcal Meningitis: Antibiotic Options for Resistant Organisms
24. Urinary Sepsis: Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE)
25. Disseminated Nocardiosis
26. Urinary Sepsis: Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase Producing (ESBL) E. coli
27. Multi-Drug Resistant Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Infection in Cystic Fibrosis
28. The Treatment of Mycobacterium Abscessus Lung Disease
29. Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis
30. Diagnostic and Management Issues in Tuberculous Meningitis
31. Treated Pulmonary Tuberculous Complicated by Sarcoidosis

About the author: 

Amber Arnold, St George's Hospital, London, UK; George Griffin, St George's Hospital, London, UK

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