The most concise, clinically relevant, and current review of medical microbiology and immunologyEssential for USMLE review and medical microbiology coursework Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology is a succinct, high-yield review of the medically important aspects of microbiology and immunology. It covers both the basic and clinical aspects of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and immunology and also discusses important infectious diseases using an organ system approach. The book emphasizes the real-world clinical application of microbiology and immunology to infectious diseases and offers a unique mix of narrative text, color images, tables and figures, Q&A, and clinical vignettes. Content valuable to any study objective or learning style: - 650 USMLE-style practice questions test your knowledge and understanding- 50 clinical cases illustrate the importance of basic science information in clinical diagnosis- A complete USMLE-style practice exam consisting of 80 questions helps you prepare for the exam- Pearls impart important basic science information helpful in answering questions on the USMLE- Concise summaries of medically important organisms- Self-assessment questions with answers appear at the end of each chapter - Color images depict clinically important findings, such as infectious disease lesions- Gram stains of bacteria, electron micrographs of viruses, and microscopic images depict fungi, protozoa, and worms- Chapters on infectious diseases from an organ system perspective Sections Include: Basic Bacteriology, Clinical Bacteriology, Basic Virology, Clinical Virology, Mycology, Parasitology, Immunology, Ectoparasites, Infectious Diseases, Brief Summaries of Medically Important Organisms, Clinical Cases, Pearls for the USMLE, USMLE Practice Questions, USMLE Practice Examination.
About the Author
Warren Levinson, MD, PhD is Professor of Microbiology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California-San Francisco.