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Mims' Medical Microbiology and Immunology, International Edition,
Edition 6 Mims' Medical Microbiology and Immunology, International Edition
By Richard Goering, BA MSc PhD, Hazel M. Dockrell, BA (Mod) PhD, Mark Zuckerman, BSc(Hons), MBBS, MRCP, MSc, FRCPath and Peter L. Chiodini, BSc, MBBS, PhD, FRCP, FRCPath, FFTM, RCPS(Glas)

Publication Date: 28 Feb 2018
Learn all the microbiology and basic immunology concepts you need to know for your courses and exams. Now fully revised and updated, Mims’ clinically relevant, systems-based approach and abundant colour illustrations make this complex subject easy to understand and remember.

Key Features

  • Learn about infections in the context of major body systems and understand why these are environments in which microbes can establish themselves, flourish, and give rise to pathologic changes. This systems-based approach to microbiology employs integrated and case-based teaching that places the ‘bug parade’ into a clinical context.
  • Effectively review for problem-based courses with the help of chapter introductions and ‘Lessons in Microbiology’ text boxes that highlight the clinical relevance of the material, offer easy access to key concepts, and provide valuable review tools.
  • Approach microbiology by body system or by pathogen through the accompanying electronic ‘Pathogen Parade’ – a quickly searchable, cross-referenced glossary of viruses, bacteria and fungi
  • A new electronic ‘Vaccine Parade’ offers quick-reference coverage of the most commonly used vaccines in current clinical practice
  • Deepen your understanding of epidemiology and the important role it plays in providing evidence-based identification of key risk factors for disease and targets for preventative medicine.
  • Grasp and retain vital concepts easily, with a user-friendly colour coded format, succinct text, key concept boxes, and dynamic illustrations.
  • New and enhanced information reflects the growing importance of the human microbiota and latest molecular approaches
  • Access the complete contents on the go via the accompanying interactive eBook, with a range of bonus materials to enhance learning and retention – includes self-assessment materials and clinical cases to check your understanding and aid exam preparation.
About the author
By Richard Goering, BA MSc PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska.; Hazel M. Dockrell, BA (Mod) PhD, Professor of Immunology, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK; Mark Zuckerman, BSc(Hons), MBBS, MRCP, MSc, FRCPath, Consultant Virologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, South London Specialist Virology Centre, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College London School of Medicine, London, UK; Peter L. Chiodini, BSc, MBBS, PhD, FRCP, FRCPath, FFTM, RCPS(Glas), Consultant Parasitologist, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London and Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Table of Contents


1. Pathogens as parasites

2. The bacteria

3. The viruses

4. The fungi

5. The protozoa

6. The helminths

7. The arthropods

8. Prions

9. The host–parasite relationship


10.The innate defences of the body

11. Adaptive immune responses bring specificity

12. Cooperation leads to effective immune responses


13. Background to the infectious diseases

14. Entry, exit and transmission

15. Immune defences in action

16. Spread and replication

17. Parasite survival strategies and persistent infections

18. Pathological consequences of infection


The clinical manifestations of infection

19. Upper respiratory tract infections

20. Lower respiratory tract infections

21. Urinary tract infections

22. Sexually transmitted infections

23. Gastrointestinal tract infections

24. Obstetric and perinatal infections

25. Central nervous system infections

26. Infections of the eye

27. Infections of the skin, soft tissue, muscle and associated systems

28. Vector-borne infections

29. Multisystem zoonoses

30. Fever of unknown origin

31. Infections in the compromised host


32. Diagnosis of infection and assessment of host defence mechanisms

33. Epidemiology and control of infectious diseases

34. Attacking the enemy: antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy

35. Protecting the host: vaccination

36. Active, passive and adoptive immunotherapy

37. Infection control

Book Reviews

"The book is useful for the intended audience without being too exhaustive.Each topic is treated with an intermediate level of depth without being exhaustive and is comprehensible for readers new to the subject."

-Matthias J. Schnell, PhD (Thomas Jefferson University) for Doody's Review Services

Book details
ISBN: 9780702071560
Page Count: 568
Retail Price : £24.99
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