CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment in Infectious Diseases

This book offers health care providers and students a wide-ranging sou rce of information on infectious diseases, covering the recognition, d iagnosis, treatment, and prevention of many emerging and reemerging in fections. Designed for quick & easy access to pertinent material, the book examines basic principles of host defense and microbial virulence, hospital infection control, and laboratory tests[and discusses clini cal syndromes ranging from eye and respiratory tract infections to sex ually transmitted diseases. It includes comprehensive coverage of all major viral, bacterial, and fungal infections, plus discussions of spe cial patient populations such as those with AIDS and transplant recipi ents.