Best Books for Medical Microbiology and Immunology

In this article we will discuss about top and best books for Medical Microbiology and Immunology.

1. Ananthanarayan and Paniker’s Textbook of Microbiology

by R. Ananthanarayan CK Jayaram Paniker (Author)

First published in 1978, Ananthanarayan and Paniker’s Textbook of Microbiology has been a trusted textbook on microbiology for more than four decades and has evolved with the rapidly changing field of medical microbiology. To stay abreast of recent developments across the global and local infectious disease spectra, the new Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) curriculum is aimed at integrating microbiology into the system-based approach to human disease. The eleventh edition of Ananthanarayan and Paniker’s Textbook of Microbiology has been revised to address this restructuring of the curriculum and to make it better suited for the shorter course duration and system-based integration. Chapters have been pruned without compromising on essential elements which have been presented in a lucid style and flow for an easy and enjoyable reading experience. Several clinical and laboratory images have been updated and line diagrams included for better visual impact and comprehension. Recent advances in disease detection, molecular diagnosis, quality control, infection prevention and control, public health and epidemiology and preventive strategies including national programs have been brought up to date. An entire chapter (chapter 60) has been devoted to the essence of the competency-based integrated approach to system-wise infectious diseases. This chapter delves into the entire gamut of organisms involved in infectious diseases commonly affecting various systems of the human body and will pave the way for the study of pathogenic microorganisms as individuals and as groups. The traditional approach to the learning and understanding of the microbe host environment interaction, pathogenesis, clinical presentations, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infections has been retained.

2. Jawetz Melnick&Adelbergs Medical Microbiology 26/E (Lange Medical Books) 26th Edition

by Geo. Brooks (Author), Karen C. Carroll (Author), Janet Butel (Author), Stephen Morse (Author)

The twenty-sixth edition of Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology delivers a concise, up-to-date overview of the roles microorganisms play in human health and illness. Linking fundamental principles with the diagnosis and treatment of microbial infections, this classic text has been updated throughout to reflect the tremendous expansion of medical knowledge that has taken place since the last edition published. Along with brief descriptions of each organism, you will find vital perspectives on pathogenesis, diagnostic laboratory tests, clinical findings, treatment , and epidemiology. The book also includes an entire chapter of case studies that focuses on differential diagnosis and management of microbial infections.

Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology, 26e s you to basic clinical microbiology through the fields of bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology, giving you a thorough yet understandable review of the introduce discipline.

Here’s why Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology, 26e is essential for USMLE review:

  • 750+ USMLE-style review questions
  • 300+ informative tables and illustrations
  • 23 case studies to sharpen you differential diagnosis and management skills
  • An easy-to-access list of medically important microorganisms
  • Coverage that reflects the latest techniques in laboratory and diagnostic technologies
  • Full-color images and micrographs
  • NEW Chapter-ending summaries
  • NEW Chapter concept checks

3. Mims’ Medical Microbiology and Immunology

by Richard Goering BA MSc PhD (Author), Hazel M. Dockrell BA (Mod) PhD (Author), Mark Zuckerman BSc(Hons) MBBS MRCP MSc FRCPath (Author), Peter L. Chiodini BSc MBBS PhD FRCP FRCPath FFTM RCPS(Glas) (Author)

Learn all the microbiology and basic immunology concepts you need to know for your courses and exams. Now fully revised and updated, Mims’ Clinically relevant, systems-based approach and abundant color illustrations make this complex subject easy to understand and remember.

  • Learn about infections in the context of major body systems and understand why these are environments in which microbes can establish themselves, flourish, and give rise to pathologic changes. This systems-based approach to microbiology employs integrated and case-based teaching that places the ‘bug parade’ into a clinical context.
  • Effectively review for problem-based courses with the help of chapter introductions and ‘Lessons in Microbiology’ text boxes that highlight the clinical relevance of the material, offer easy access to key concepts, and provide valuable review tools.
  • Approach microbiology by body system or by pathogen through the accompanying electronic ‘Pathogen Parade’ – a quickly searchable, cross-referenced glossary of viruses, bacteria and fungi
  • A new electronic ‘Vaccine Parade’ offers quick-reference coverage of the most commonly used vaccines in current clinical practice
  • Deepen your understanding of epidemiology and the important role it plays in providing evidence-based identification of key risk factors for disease and targets for preventative medicine.
  • Grasp and retain vital concepts easily, with a user-friendly color coded format, succinct text, key concept boxes, and dynamic illustrations.
  • New and enhanced information reflects the growing importance of the human microbiota and latest molecular approaches
  • Access the complete contents on the go via the accompanying interactive eBook, with a range of bonus materials to enhance learning and retention – includes self-assessment materials and clinical cases to check your understanding and aid exam preparation.

4. Prescott, Harley and Klein’s Microbiology

by Joanne Willey (Author), Linda Sherwood (Author), Chris Woolverton (Author)

The brand new author team of Prescott, Harley and Klein’s Microbiology continues the tradition of past editions by providing a balanced, comprehensive introduction to all major areas of microbiology. Because of this balance, the Seventh Edition of Microbiology is appropriate for microbiology majors and mixed majors courses. The new authors have focused on readability, artwork, and the integration of several key themes (including evolution, ecology and diversity) throughout the text, making an already superior text even better.

5. Cellular and Molecular Immunology

by Abul K. Abbas MBBS (Author), Andrew H. Lichtman MD PhD (Author), Shiv Pillai MBBS PhD (Author)

Well-written, readable, and superbly illustrated, Cellular and Molecular Immunology, 10th Edition, continues the tradition of excellence established through multiple editions of this bestselling text. Offering an unparalleled introduction to this complex field, it retains a practical, clinical focus while updating and revising all content to ensure clarity and comprehension, bringing readers fully up to date with new and emerging information in this challenging area. It’s an ideal resource for medical, graduate, and undergraduate students, as well as a trusted reference for physicians and scientists.

  • Highlights the implications of immunologic science for the management of human disease, emphasizing clinical relevance throughout.
  • Employs a highly accessible writing style that makes difficult concepts easier to understand, and provides clear implications of immunologic science to the management of human disease and clinical practice.
  • Features updates from cover to cover, including new information on intracellular sensors of innate immunity, therapeutic use of monoclonal antibodies, regulation of migration events during T-cell-B cell interactions, regulatory and transcriptional events in germinal center formation, immunology of infectious diseases including coronaviruses , human immunodeficiency disorders, and immunology of HIV.
  • Provides a highly visual, full-color description of the key immunologic and molecular processes with a fully updated, comprehensive, and consistent art program, including many new and extensively revised illustrations.
  • Helps readers grasp the details of experimental observations that form the basis for the science of immunology at the molecular, cellular, and whole-organism levels and draw the appropriate conclusions.
  • Includes summary boxes that assist with rapid review and mastery of key material.
  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access multiple-choice questions that correspond to each chapter, plus all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

6. Roitt’s Essential Immunology (Essentials)

by Peter J. Delves (Author), Seamus J. Martin (Author), Dennis R. Burton (Author), Ivan M. Roitt (Author)

Roitt’s Essential Immunology clearly explains the key principles needed by medical and health sciences students, from the basis of immunity to clinical applications. A brand new introduction sets the scene to section 1, Fundamentals of Immunology, introducing the microbial world and the strategies the body employs to defend itself. Each chapter then guides the reader through a different part of the immune system, and explains the role of each cell or molecule individually, and then as a whole. Section 2, Applied Immunology, discusses what happens when things go wrong, and the role the immune system plays alongside the damaging effects of a disease, including cancer, immunodeficiency, allergies and the beneficial effects of transplants.

The 13th edition continues to be a user-friendly and engaging introduction to the workings of the immune system, whilst supporting those who require a slightly more detailed understanding of the key developments in immunology. The content has been fully updated throughout and includes:

  • An expansion on key clinical topics, including: innate immunity, autoimmune conditions, asthma, primary immunodeficiency, and HIV/AIDS
  • Beautifully presented with improved artwork and new illustrations
  • A range of learning features, including introduction re-cap boxes, end of chapter and section summaries to aid revision, as well as further reading suggestions, and a glossary to explain the most important immunology terms.

7. Kuby Immunology

by Judy Owen (Author), Jenni Punt (Author), Sharon Stranford (Author)

by Judy Owen (Author), Jenni Punt (Author), Sharon Stranford (Author)

The only textbook written for undergraduates by teachers of the course, this bestseller presents the most current concepts in an experimental context, conveying while the excitement of scientific discovery, and highlighting important advances providing unsurpassed pedagogical support for the first-time learner. The new edition is thoroughly updated, including most notably a new chapter on innate immunity, a capstone chapter on immune responses in time and space, and many new focus boxes drawing attention to exciting clinical, evolutionary, or experimental connections that help bring the material to life.

8. Immunology

by Richard Coico (Author), Geoffrey Sunshine (Author)

mmunology: A Short Course, Sixth Edition All the critical topics of modern immunology in clear and succinct yet comprehensive fashion. The authors offer a uniquely balanced coverage of classical and contemporary approaches, basic and clinical aspects. As with the previous editions, the strength of the text is in a complete review of modern immunology without burdening the reader with excessive data or theoretical discussions. Each chapter is divided into short, self-contained units that address key topics illustrated by uniformly drawn, full-color illustrations, many brand new to this edition. The sixth edition of this successful textbook newly covers:

  • Toll-like receptors, their ligands and intracellular activation pathways
  • The key role of activation induced cytidine deaminase (AID) in somatic hypermutation and class switch recombination.
  • The autoimmune regulator (Air gene in self-tolerance and autoimmunity
  • T and B cell activation and the immunological synapse, as well as characterization and mechanisms of action of T regulatory cells
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