Medical Microbiology and Immunology: International Student Edition: Examination and Board Review (Lange Medical Books)

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9780071212366: Medical Microbiology and Immunology: International Student Edition: Examination and Board Review (Lange Medical Books)

This text provides a concise review of the medically important aspects of microbiology that covers the basic and clinical aspects of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology and immunology. It also aims to provide students with a solid understanding of the clinical relevance of microbiology. The book contains pedagogical features such as clinical case discussions, over 600 sample questions in USMLE format and a USMLE practice exam. All chapters have been updated for this revised edition, with particular emphasis on topics such as human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis viruses and microscopic organisms (mites, fleas). It also features summary tables that describe the clinical and epidemiological aspects of important organisms.

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RECOMMENDED FOR THE BOARDS

***** "Warren Levinson is a genius! This book is absolutely brilliant ... It tells you exactly what to focus on, and cuts out extraneous details ... fantastic in helping you remember all the bugs, and the quick summary reviews at the end make this book worth your while."*

***** "Excellent book for boards ... it made studying painless ... a must for passing."*

* From online reader reviews of the previous edition

#1 CHOICE for boards and exams—the most UP-TO-DATE, COMPLETE, and USER-FRIENDLY review available

*Most frequently updated microbiology review
*High-yield review for the USMLE, exams, and courses
*600+ USMLE-format sample questions
*Complete USMLE-type exam with all questions in case-based format
*Need-to-know facts about bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and immunology
*Basic science pearls summarize fundamental concepts
*Clinical applications of microbiology and immunology to infectious diseases
*Clinical cases with emphasis on diagnostic information
*Summaries of important microorganisms for rapid review
*Updated coverage of SARS, HIV, hepatitis viruses, immunology, and more
*Informative tables and figures

About the Author:

Warren Levinson, MD, PhD
Professor of Microbiology
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of California, San Francisco

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