Koneman's Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology

Koneman's Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology


By (author) Washington C. Winn, By (author) Stephen D. Allen, By (author) Stephen Allen, By (author) William M Janda, By (author) Elmer W. Koneman, By (author) Paul C. Schreckenberger, By (author) Gary W. Procop, By (author) Gail L. Woods

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  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Format: Hardback | 1736 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 274mm x 56mm | 3,538g
  • Publication date: 22 November 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
  • ISBN 10: 0781730147
  • ISBN 13: 9780781730143
  • Edition: 6, Revised
  • Edition statement: 6th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 1270
  • Sales rank: 104,131

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Long considered the definitive work in its field, this new edition presents all the principles and practices readers need for a solid grounding in all aspects of clinical microbiology--bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, and virology. Tests are presented according to the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (formerly NCCLS) format. This extensively revised edition includes practical guidelines for cost-effective, clinically relevant evaluation of clinical specimens including extent of workup and abbreviated identification schemes. New chapters cover the increasingly important areas of immunologic and molecular diagnosis. Clinical correlations link microorganisms to specific disease states. Over 600 color plates depict salient identification features of organisms.

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Doody's Book Review Service, Christopher J. Papasian, PhD, D(ABMM) -- "I love this book, and always have. I used the first edition to help me learn microbiology in 1980 and thought it was outstanding then. Each subsequent version grew in quality, comprehensiveness, and page." Doody's Book Review Service, Christopher J. Papasian, PhD, D(ABMM) -- "This book will be of significant value to any individual who requires a working knowledge of diagnostic microbiology."

Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Introduction to Microbiology, Part 1: The Role of the Microbiology Laboratory in the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: Guidelines to Practice and Management Chapter 2: Introduction to Microbiology, Part 2: Guidelines for the Collection, Transport, Processing, Analysis, and Reporting of Cultures from Specific Specimen Sources Chapter 3: Laboratory Diagnosis by Immunologic Methods Chapter 4: Molecular Microbiology Chapter 5: Medical Bacteriology: Taxonomy, Morphology, Physiology, and Virulence Chapter 6: The Enterobacteriaceae Chapter 7: The Nonfermentative Gram-Negative Bacilli Chapter 8: Curved Gram-Negative Bacilli and Oxidase-Positive Fermenters: Campylobacteraceae and Vibrionaceae Chapter 9: Miscellaneous Fastidious Gram-Negative Bacilli Chapter 10: Legionella Chapter 11: Neisseria Species and Moraxella catarrhalis Chapter 12: Gram-Positive Cocci, Part 1: Staphylococci and Related Gram-Positive Cocci Chapter 13: Gram-Positive Cocci, Part 2: Streptococci, Enterococci, and the "Streptococcis-Like" Bacteria Chapter 14: Aerobic and Facultative Gram-Positive Bacilli Chapter 15: Aerobic Actinomycetes Chapter 16: The Anaerobic Bacteria Chapter 17: Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Chapter 18: Mycoplasmas and Ureaplasmas Chapter 19: Mycobacteria Chapter 20: Spirochetal Infections Chapter 21: Mycology Chapter 22: Parasitology Chapter 23: Diagnosis of Infections Caused by Viruses, Chlamydia, Rickettsia, and Related Organisms Appendix I: Ectoparasites and Other Invertebrates in the Clinical Laboratory: A Brief Guide Appendix II: Free-Living Amebae Charts Color Plates Index