Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology 13th Edition

By Patricia Tille 

Known as the #1 bench reference for practicing microbiologists and an excellent text for students in clinical laboratory science programs, Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology 13th Edition helps you develop and refine the skills you need for effective laboratory testing. In-depth information is useful and easily accessible, with step-by-step instructions for all the procedures. This 13th edition of Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology features more than 20 NEW chapters plus updated material on the newest advances and the latest trends in clinical microbiology. Written by expert Dr. Patricia Tille, this classic reference addresses the topics and issues most relevant to you and your success on the job.

New to This Edition

  • NEW! Learning objectives begin each chapter, giving you a measurable outcome to achieve by the completing the material.
  • NEW! Review questions on the Evolve companion website are tied to learning objectives, and enhance your understanding and retention of chapter content.
  • NEW! Reader-friendly chapters cover groups of related organisms rather than addressing all at once, including the parasitology, mycology, and virology chapters.

Key Features

  • Hands-on procedures include step-by-step instructions, full-color photos, and expected results, helping you achieve more accurate results.
  • Case studies give you the opportunity to apply your skills in a variety of diagnostic scenarios and help improve your decision-making and critical thinking skills.
  • Genera and Species to be Considered boxes highlight all of the organisms to be discussed in each chapter, including the current name of the species as well as any previous names.
  • Student resources on Evolve enhance your learning with review questions and procedures.
  • Convenient, easy-to-read tables summarize key information.
  • Detailed, full-color illustrations aid comprehension and help you visualize concepts.
  • A glossary of terms is found at the back of the book for quick reference.

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Part I: Basic Medical Microbiology

1. Microbial Taxonomy | 2. Bacterial Genetics, Metabolism, and Structure | 3. Host-Microorganism Interactions

Part II: General Principles in Clinical Microbiology

Section 1: Safety and Specimen Management

4. Laboratory Safety | 5. Specimen Management | Section 2: Approaches to Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases | 6. Role of Microscopy | 7. Traditional Cultivation and Identification | 8. Nucleic Acid-Based Analytic Methods for Microbial Identification and Characterization | 9. Immunochemical Methods Used for Organism Detection | 10. Serologic Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

Section 3: Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity

11. Principles of Antimicrobial Action & Resistance | 12. Laboratory Methods and Strategies for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

Part III: Bacteriology

Section 1: Principles of Identification

13. Overview of Bacterial Identification Methods and Strategies |

Section 2: Catalase-Positive, Gram-Positive Cocci

14. Staphylococcus, Micrococcus, and Similar Organisms

Section 3: Catalase-Negative, Gram-Positive Cocci

15. Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and Similar Organisms

Section 4: Non-Branching, Catalase-Positive, Gram-Positive Bacilli

16. Bacillus and Similar Organisms | 17. Listeria, Corynebacterium, and Similar Organisms

Section 5: Non-Branching, Catalase-Negative, Gram-Positive Bacilli

18. Erysipelothirix, Lactobacillus, and Similar Organisms

Section 6: Branching or Partially Acid-Fast, Gram-Positive Bacilli

19. Nocardia, Streptomyces, Rhodococcus, Oerskovia, and Similar Organisms

Section 7: Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Positive, Oxidase-Negative)

20. Enterobacteriaceae | 21. Acinetobacter, Stenotrophomonas, and Other Organisms

Section 8: Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Positive, Oxidase-Positive)

22. Pseudomonas, Burkholderia, and Similar Organisms | 23. Achromobacter, Rhizobium, Ochrobactrum, and Similar Organisms | 24. Chryseobacterium, Sphingobacterium, and Similar Organisms | 25. Alcaligenes, Bordetella (Nonpertussis), Comamonas, and Similar Organisms | 26. Vibrio, Aeromonas, Plesiomonas shigelloides, and Chromobacterium violaceum

Section 9: Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Negative, Oxidase-Positive)

27. Sphingomonas paucimobilis and Similar Organisms | 28. Moraxella | 29. Eikenella corrodens and Similar Organisms | 30. Pasteurella and Similar Organisms | 31. Actinobacillus, Kingella, Cardiobacterium, Capnocytophaga, and Similar Organisms

Section 10: Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Negative, Oxidase-Variable)

32. Haemophilus

Section 11: Gram-Negative Bacilli that are Optimally Recovered on Special Media

33. Bartonella and Afipia | 34. Campylobacter, Arcobacter, and Helicobacter | 35. Legionella | 36. Brucella | 37. Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis | 38. Francisella | 39. Streptobacillus moniliformis and Spirillum minus

Section 12: Gram-Negative Cocci

40. Neisseria and Moraxella catarrhalis

Section 13: Anaerobic Bacteriology

41. Overview and General Considerations | 42. Laboratory Considerations

Section 14: Mycobacteria and Other Bacteria with Unusual Growth Requirements

43. Mycobacteria | 44. Obligate Intracellular and Nonculturable Bacterial Agents | 45. Cell Wall-Deficient Bacteria: Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma | 46. The Spirochetes

Part IV: Parasitology

47. Overview of the Methods and Strategies in Parasitology NEW! | 48. Intestinal Protozoa NEW! | 49. Blood and Tissue Protoza NEW! | 50. Protozoa from Other Body Sites NEW! | 51. Intestinal Nematodes NEW! | 52. Tissue Nematodes NEW! | 53. Blood Nematodes NEW! | 54. Intestinal Cestodes NEW! | 55. Tissue Cestodes NEW! | 56. Intestinal Trematodes NEW! | 57. Liver and Lung Trematodes NEW! | 58. Blood Trematodes NEW! | Part V: Mycology | 59. Overview of Fungal Identification Methods and Strategies NEW! | 60. Hyaline Molds, Zygomycetes, Dermatophytes, and Opportunitistic and Systemic Mycoses NEW! | 61. Dematiaceious Molds NEW! | 62. Opportunistic Atypical Fungus: P. jiroveci NEW! | 63. The Yeasts NEW! | 64. Antifungal Susceptibility Testing, Therapy and Prevention NEW!

Part VI: Virology

65. Overview of the Methods and Strategies in Virology NEW! | 66. Viruses in Human Disease NEW! | 67. Antiviral Therapy, Susceptibility Testing and Prevention NEW! |

Part VII: Diagnosis by Organ System

68. Bloodstream Infections | 69. Infections of the Lower Respiratory Tract | 70. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections and Other Infections of the Oral Cavity and Neck | 71. Meningitis and Other Infections of the Central Nervous Systems | 72. Infections of the Eyes, Ears, and Sinuses | 73. Infections of the Urinary Tract | 74. Genital Tract Infections | 75. Gastrointestinal Tract Infections | 76. Skin, Soft Tissue, and Wound Infections | 77. Normally Sterile Body Fluids, Bone and Bone Marrow, and Solid Tissues

Part VIII: Clinical Laboratory Management

78. Quality in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory | 79. Infection Control | 80. Sentinel Laboratory Response to Bioterrorism


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