BRS Microbiology and Immunology 6th Edition PDF
The book is divided into 12 chapters, starting with basic information and then leading the student quickly to the level of detail and comprehension needed for Step 1. For each major category of microbes (e.g., viruses), there is a fundamental chapter (two for the bacteria) followed by an organ-systems infectious disease approach with critical signs/symptoms, epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis of infections and immune diseases, and the mechanisms for preventing infection and means of identifying and diagnosing the causative agent. Then an updated Chapter 11 (Clues for Distinguishing Causative Agents) presents the diseases a second time, this time utilizing an organ systems-based approach presented by text and great graphic flow-charts starting with symptoms frequently mentioned in casebased questions.
Included also are tables listing agents associated with different types of rashes. New to the 6th edition are detailed summary tables of the characteristics and details of the different agents causing meningitis, encephalitis, upper and lower respiratory infections, and pneumonias. Because many medical schools have switched to a fundamentals block followed by organ system modules, we have created an-online 6th edition Systems-Based Table of Contents/ Guide which facilitates use in a system-base course by listing both the pages of reading and chapter question-numbers for these courses. This aids faculty using the book in a systembased course and gives the reviewing student options for how they want to organize their review.