Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple (3rd Edition) by Mark Gladwin, Bill Trattler

By Mark Gladwin, Bill Trattler

A short, transparent, thorough, and hugely stress-free method of scientific microbiology, brimming with mnemonics, humor, precis charts and illustrations, from AIDS to "flesh-eating bacteria" to ebola, mad cow affliction, hantavirus, anthrax, smallpox, botulism, and so forth. very good Board assessment.

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Streptococcus pneumoniae now resistant to penicillins! 0 micrograms/ml blood). In some European countries 2/3 of strains have intermediate or high level resistance! S. about 10% of strains have intermediate resistance and 1% high level resis- Summary of streptococcal groups. References Davies HD, McGreer, A, et al. Invasive group A streptococcal infections in Ontario, Canada. N. Eng. J. Med. 1996; 335: 547-54. Eskola J, Kilpi T, et. al. Efficacy of a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine against otitis media.

3) IgA1 protease: This is only found in pathogenic species of Neisseria. This enzyme cleaves IgA (a type of antibody) in half. 4) Neisseria meningitidis can extract iron from human transferrin via a non-energy requiring mechanism. Neisseria meningitidis spreads via respiratory secretions and usually lives asymptomatically in the nasopharynx. Rarely, the bacteria will invade the bloodstream (bacteremia) from the nasopharynx, resulting in meningitis and/or deadly sepsis (called meningococcemia). The classic "clue" to an invasive meningococcal infection is the appearance of a petechial rash.

Trattler, Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple ©MedMaster CHAPTER 5. STAPHYLOCOCCI Staphylococci are forever underfoot, crawling all over hospitals and living in the nasopharynx and skin of up to 50% of people. While at times they cause no symptoms, they can become mean and nasty. They will be one of your future enemies, so know them well. The 3 major pathogenic species are Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Staphylococcus saprophyticus. It is extremely important to know how to differentiate staphylococci from streptococci because most staphylococci are penicillin G resistant!

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