Mims' Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

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Mims' Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease is the landmark book in the field of infectious disease. The new, revised edition of this work provides a comprehensive, up-to-date description of the mechanisms of microbial infection and the pathogenesis of infectious disease. Presented in a clear, accessible style, it deals in an integrated manner with the spectrum of microorganisms, describing the factors common to all infectious diseases. Molecular biology, pathology, and immunology are brought together to explain the mechanisms for spread, immune response, and recovery. Key features and of the 5th edition include: * Microbial gene sequencing * Up-to-date picture of the global burden of infectious diseases * Role of bacterial virulence factors in vivo, as contrasted with possibilities based on in vitro evidence * Latest data on combination vaccines, the promise of edible vaccines * The spread of antibiotic resistance genes among bacteria * HIV1 and HIV2; molecular biology, pathogenesis and origin * Latest data on tuberculosis - the number one infectious disease worldwide * Recent work on papillomaviruses, herpesviruses, BSE and variant CJD * Latest data on microbial evasion of immune defences * Origin and molecular biology of pandemic influenza * Significance of toxins * An update on vaccines, prions, immune evasion, microbial ligands and receptors

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Infectious diseases can be caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses, and other microbes such as fungus. This book provides a picture of the global burden of infectious disease, and covers the mechanisms for spread of disease, immune response, and recovery. It is suitable as a course text for graduate and undergraduate students.

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"This is an outstanding book of high scholarship of much interest to immunologists, microbiologists, pathologists and all those concerned with infectious diseases." -Molecular Medicine Today

"A splendidly imaginative book which will become a trusty companion for many of us." - The Lancet

"An excellent book which should be read by teachers, students, and research workers." - New Scientist

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