|About the Book|
This reference covers more than 65 infections, including updates on hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. Bacterial, viral, fungal, and protozoal infections are treated in depth, as are helminths (trichinosis, for example) and miscellaneous infections, including toxic shock syndrome. Included are guidelines for preventing the transmission of infections and administering antimicrobial therapy. Charts detail how to collect culture specimens and how to recognize clinical variants of salmonellosis. Appendices classify infectious disorders as well as anti-infective drugs. Self-tests included. Contains ICD-9 classification disorders.