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Bacterial Infections of the Upper Respiratory Tract

Bacteriology

Organ and System Infections

  1. Richard B. Thomson PhD Professor of Pathology

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0023

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Thomson, R. B. 2010. Bacterial Infections of the Upper Respiratory Tract. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Northwestern University Feinberg, School of Medicine; and, Director of Microbiology, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Anatomy
  • 3
    Defense Mechanisms
  • 4
    Pathogenesis
  • 5
    Bacterial Virulence Mechanisms
  • 6
    Normal Flora
  • 7
    General Considerations: Collection, Transport, and Processing of Specimens for Bacteriologic Examination
  • 8
    Infections of the Oral Cavity
  • 9
    Paranasal Sinuses and Associated Airways
  • 10
    Ear
  • 11
    Abscesses Adjacent to and Originating from the Oral Cavity

Keywords:

  • bacterial infections of upper respiratory tract;
  • defense mechanisms;
  • bacterial virulence mechanisms;
  • hospital microbiology laboratories and aerobic and anaerobic cultures;
  • oral cavity infections;
  • acute bacterial epiglottitis-inflammation and edema of epiglottis and life-threatening airway obstruction;
  • paranasal sinuses and associated airways;
  • otitis media and acute mastoiditis