Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology, 14/e

Author: Tille
Edition: 14th
ISBN: 9780323354820
Language: English
Published: 2016
Publisher: Elsevier, India

Perfect your lab skills with the gold standard in microbiology! Serving as both the #1 bench reference for practicing microbiologists and as a favorite text for students in clinical laboratory science programs, Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology, 14th Edition covers all the topical information and critical thinking practice you need for effective laboratory testing.

Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology, 14/e


Perfect your lab skills with the gold standard in microbiology! Serving as both the #1 bench reference for practicing microbiologists and as a favorite text for students in clinical laboratory science programs, Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology, 14th Edition covers all the topical information and critical thinking practice you need for effective laboratory testing. This new edition also features hundreds step-by-step procedures, updated visuals, new case studies, and new material on the latest trends and equipment in clinical microbiology — including automation, automated streaking, MALDI-TOF, and incubator microscopes. It’s everything you need to get quality lab results in class and in clinical practice!

Key Features

  • More than 800 detailed, full-color illustrations aid comprehension and help in visualizing concepts.
  • Expanded sections on parasitology, mycology, and virology eliminate the need to purchase separate books on this material.
  • General and Species boxes in the organism chapters highlight the important topics that will be discussed in the chapter.
  • Case studies provide the opportunity to apply information to a variety of diagnostic scenarios, and help improve decision-making and critical thinking skills.
  • Hands-on procedures include step-by-step instructions, full-color photos, and expected results.
  • A glossary of terms is found at the back of the book for quick reference.
  • Learning objectives begin each chapter, offering a measurable outcome to achieve by the completing the material.
  • Learning resources on the Evolve companion website enhance learning with review questions and procedures.

Table of Contents

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. Overview of Immunochemical Methods Used for Organism Detection
Section 3: Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity
10. Principles of Antimicrobial Action & Resistance
11. Laboratory Methods and Strategies for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

Part III: Bacteriology
Section 1: Principles of Identification

12. Overview of Bacterial Identification Methods and Strategies
Section 2: Catalase-Positive, Gram-Positive Cocci
13. Staphylococcus, Micrococcus, and Similar Organisms
Section 3: Catalase-Negative, Gram-Positive Cocci
14. Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and Similar Organisms
Section 4: Non-Branching, Catalase-Positive, Gram-Positive Bacilli
15. Bacillus and Similar Organisms
16. Listeria, Corynebacterium, and Similar Organisms
Section 5: Non-Branching, Catalase-Negative, Gram-Positive Bacilli
17. Erysipelothirix, Lactobacillus, and Similar Organisms
Section 6: Branching or Partially Acid-Fast, Gram-Positive Bacilli
18. Nocardia, Streptomyces, Rhodococcus, and Similar Organisms
Section 7: Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Positive, Oxidase-Negative)
19. Enterobacteriaceae
20. Acinetobacter, Stenotrophomonas, and Other Organisms
Section 8: Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Positive, Oxidase-Positive)
21. Pseudomonas, Burkholderia, and Similar Organisms
22. Achromobacter, Rhizobium, Ochrobactrum, and Similar Organisms
23. Chryseobacterium, Sphingobacterium, and Similar Organisms
24. Alcaligenes, Bordetella (Nonpertussis), Comamonas, and Similar Organisms
25. Vibrio, Aeromonas, Plesiomonas shigelloides, and Chromobacterium violaceum
Section 9: Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Negative, Oxidase-Positive)
26. Sphingomonas paucimobilis and Similar Organisms
27. Moraxella
28. Eikenella corrodens and Similar Organisms
29. Pasteurella and Similar Organisms
30. Actinobacillus, Kingella, Cardiobacterium, Capnocytophaga, and Similar Organisms
Section 10: Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Negative, Oxidase-Variable)
31. Haemophilus
Section 11: Gram-Negative Bacilli that are Optimally Recovered on Special Media
32. Bartonella and Afipia
33. Campylobacter, Arcobacter, and Helicobacter
34. Legionella
35. Brucella
36. Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis
37. Francisella
38. Streptobacillus moniliformis and Spirillum minus
Section 12: Gram-Negative Cocci
39. Neisseria and Moraxella catarrhalis
Section 13: Anaerobic Bacteriology
40. Overview and General Considerations
41. Laboratory Considerations
Section 14: Mycobacteria and Other Bacteria with Unusual Growth Requirements
42. Mycobacteria
43. Obligate Intracellular and Nonculturable Bacterial Agents
44. Cell Wall-Deficient Bacteria: Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma
45. The Spirochetes

Part IV: Parasitology
46. Overview of the Methods and Strategies in Parasitology
47. Intestinal Protozoa
48. Blood and Tissue Protoza
49. Protozoa from Other Body Sites
50. Intestinal Nematodes
51. Tissue Nematodes
52. Blood Nematodes
53. Intestinal Cestodes
54. Tissue Cestodes
55. Intestinal Trematodes
56. Liver and Lung Trematodes
57. Blood Trematodes

Part V: Mycology
58. Overview of Fungal Identification Methods and Strategies
59. Hyaline Molds, Zygomycetes, Dermatophytes, and Opportunitistic and Systemic Mycoses
60. Dematiaceious Molds
61. Opportunistic Atypical Fungs: P. jiroveci
62. The Yeasts
63. Antifungal Susceptibility Testing, Therapy and Prevention

Part VI: Virology
64. Overview of the Methods and Strategies in Virology
65. Viruses in Human Disease
66. Antiviral Therapy, Susceptibility Testing and Prevention

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

Part VIII: Clinical Laboratory Management
77. Quality in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
78. Infection Control
79. Sentinel Laboratory Response to Bioterrorism