Mims' Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

Hardcover | September 27, 2000

byAnthony A. Nash, Cedric A. Mims, John Stephen

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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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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 m...

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Just as the virologist has to study not only the virus itself but also the cell and its response to infection, so the student of infectious disease must understand the body's response to infection as well as the properties of the invading microbe. An understanding of pathogenesis is vital in our continuing battle against infectious dis...

Tony Nash is Emeritus Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Edinburgh. He has had a distinguished career i the field of viral pathogenesis in which he has over a 150 publications. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the Academy of medical sciences of the UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.63 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:September 27, 2000Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0124982646

ISBN - 13:9780124982642

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Praise for the previous editions:"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