Chapter 1. Causes and Determinants of Hospital-Acquired Infection

  1. Zsolt Filetoth MD, MSc1,2

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470699201.ch1

Hospital-Acquired Infection: Causes and Control

Hospital-Acquired Infection: Causes and Control

How to Cite

Filetoth, Z. (2002) Causes and Determinants of Hospital-Acquired Infection, in Hospital-Acquired Infection: Causes and Control, Whurr Publishers Ltd, Philadephia, PA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470699201.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Head of Clinical Epidemiology Unit of the National Institute of Traumatology, Budapest, Hungary

  2. 2

    Consultant in Infectious Disease and Epidemiology, National Institute of Neurosurgery, Budapest, Hungary

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 21 OCT 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781861563446

Online ISBN: 9780470699201

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Keywords:

  • causal pie;
  • arthropods;
  • hospital-acquired infection;
  • disease research;
  • mycoplasmas

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Concept of causality

  • Theory of causal pie

  • Risk factors of health-Related events

  • Micro-Organisms as essential causes of infectious diseases

  • General classification of Micro-Organisms

  • Prions

  • Viruses

  • Chlamydiae

  • Rickettsiae

  • Mycoplasmas

  • Bacteria

  • Fungi

  • Protozoa

  • Helminths (worms)

  • Arthropods (insects)

  • Normal microbial flora of humans

  • Microbiological diagnosis of infections

  • Diagnosis of clinical infection and screening

  • Principles of specimen collection and transport for microbiology

  • The interpretation of microbiological results

  • Typing and the principles of molecular epidemiology

  • Summary