Oxford Textbook of Medicine: Infection

ISBN : 9780199652136

David Warrell; Timothy M. Cox; John D. Firth; Estee Torok
928 ページ
220 x 275 mm
Oxford Textbooks in Public Health

The Oxford Textbook of Medicine: Infection is selected from the infection section of the renowned Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Fifth Edition. The book is an authoritative resource on infectious diseases. Comprehensive in its coverage and beautifully illustrated in full colour, it is an essential guide to the present-day management and prevention of a wide variety of infectious diseases. Covering diseases that are both familiar and tropical as well as those that continue to emerge, medical professionals will find it immensely valuable when diagnosing and preventing infection in their day-to-day practice. In 121 chapters, experts in infectious diseases from across the world review the essentials of current infectious disease practice and provide a wealth of practical advice that medical professionals can use in clinical situations. In addition, background information on epidemiology, pathogenesis and pathophysiology encourages a fuller understanding of conditions, and over 250 full colour images help with diagnosis when treating patients. A commanding discussion of infectious diseases from both Western and tropical countries, the Oxford Textbook of Medicine: Infection provides detailed information on a extensive range of viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and helminths. Vast in scope and truly global in reach, chapters span a variety of topics including, pathogenic microorganisms and the host, the patient with suspected infection, travel and expedition medicine, and non-venomous arthropods. They reflect the globalization of disease that has resulted from the unprecedented increase in international travel and immigration, as well as natural/man-made disasters that demand massive international aid efforts. This up-to-date and essential reference tool, supports all medical professionals in the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. It will be of particular value to clinicians working in, or seeing patients from the developing world, due to the wide range of pathogens discussed. It also supports those taking diploma courses in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and HIV medicine. No infectious disease specialist or trainee should be without a copy of this definitive resource.


1. Pathogenic microorganisms and the host
2. The patient with suspected infection
3. Immunization
4. Travel and Expedition medicine
5. Viruses
6. Bacteria
7. Fungi (mycoses)
8. Protazoa
9. Nematodes (round worms0
10. Cestodes (tapeworms)
11. Trematodes (flukes)
12. Nonvenomous arthropods
13. Pentastomiasis (porocephalosis, linguatulosis/linguatuliasis)


David Warrell, Emeritus Professor of Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, St Cross College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; Timothy M. Cox, professor of Medicine, University of Cambridge; Honorary Consultant Physician, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK; John Firth, Consultant Physician and Nephrologist, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK; Estee Torok, Clinical Research Associate, University of Cambridge and Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK