Staphylococci in Human Disease, Second Edition

Staphylococci in Human Disease, Second Edition

Editor(s): Kent B. Crossley, Kimberly K. Jefferson, Gordon L. Archer, Vance G. Fowler

Published Online: 18 NOV 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405163323

Online ISBN: 9781444308464

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308464

About this Book

Staphylococci remain the most important cause of hospital-acquired infections in the U.S. and MRSA has become the most common cause of skin and soft tissue infection in many parts of the world.

There is now a much greater understanding of the physiology and evolution of the staphylococci and this new edition reflects the rapid advancements in knowledge about this pathogen and provides a comprehensive review from both clinical and basic science perspectives.

The first section addresses the basic biology of the staphylococci, their molecular genetics, host defenses and host evasion, virulence determinants, mechanisms of antibiotic resistance, and laboratory techniques. The second section deals with epidemiology, and the third section provides an overview of the varied clinical manifestations of human staphylococcal infections. The fourth section covers prevention and treatment of these often life-threatening infections.

Written by experts from around the globe, this book is essential reading for all clinicians and basic scientists studying the staphylococci.

Table of contents

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  1. Section I: The Organisms - Biology and Taxonomy

    1. Chapter 3

      Evolution and Taxonomy of Staphylococci (pages 31–64)

      Barun Mathema, José R. Mediavilla, Liang Chen and Barry N. Kreiswirth

    2. Chapter 4

      Molecular Basis of Pathogenicity (pages 65–108)

      Mark S. Smeltzer, Chia Y. Lee, Nada Harik and Mark E. Hart

    3. Chapter 6

      Exotoxins (pages 125–146)

      Patrick M. Schlievert, John K. McCormick, Gregory A. Bohach and Douglas H. Ohlendorf

  2. Section I: The Organisms - Antimicrobial Resistance in Staphylococci

    1. Chapter 8

      Resistance to β-Lactam Antibiotics (pages 170–192)

      Brigitte Berger-Bächi, Maria Magdalena Senn, Miriam Ender, Kati Seidl, Judith Hübscher, Bettina Schulthess, Roni Heusser, Patricia Stutzmann Meier and Nadine McCallum

  3. Section I: The Organisms - Laboratory Studies

  4. Section II: Epidemiology of Staphylococcal Infection

  5. Section III: Diseases Caused by Staphylococci

    1. Chapter 19

      Skin and Soft Tissue Infections (pages 378–394)

      Martin E. Stryjewski, Esteban C. Nannini and G. Ralph Corey

  6. Section IV: Prevention and Treatment of Staphylococcal Infections

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