Principles of Diagnosis and Management

Principles of Diagnosis and Management Library Resources

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Principles of Antimicrobial therapy

A Molecular Perspective of Microbial Pathogenicity

The Human Microbiome of Local Body Sites and their unique biology

Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Symbiotics

Innate Host Defense Mechanisms

Adaptive Immunity: Antibodies and Immunodeficiencies

Cell-Mediated Defense against Infection

Mucosal Immunity

Granulocytic Phagocytes

Complement and Deficiencies

Human Genetics and Infection

Nutrition, Immunity, and Infection

Evaluation of the Patient with Suspected Immunodeficiency

Applied Epidemiology for the Infectious Diseases Physician

Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases Threats


The Clinician and the Microbiology Laboratory

Principles of Antiinfective Therapy

Molecular Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria

Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Antiinfective Agents

Penicillins and B-lactamase inhibitors


Carbapenems and Aztreonam

Antibiotic Allergy

Fusidic Acid


Tetracyclines, Glycylcyclines, and Chloramphenicol



Macrolides and Clindamycin

Glycopeptides and Lipoglycopeptides

Daptomycin and Quinupristin-Dalfopristin


Linezolid, Tedizolid and other Oxazolidinones

Sulfonamides and Trimethoprim


Unique Antibacterial Agents

Urinary Tract Agents: Nitrofurantoin, Fosfomycin, and Methenamine

Topical Antibacterials

Antimycobacterial Agents

Amphotericin B




Antimalarial Drugs

Drugs for Protozoal Infections other than Malaria

Drugs for Helminths

Antiviral Agents: General Principles

Antiviral Drugs for Influenza and other Respiratory Virus Infections

Antivirals against Herpesviruses

Antiviral Drugs against Hepatitis Viruses

Miscellaneous Antiviral Agents


Hyperbaric Oxygen

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Designing and Interpreting Clinical Studies in Infectious Diseases

Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy

Tables of Antiinfective Agent Pharmacology


Phage therapy

Monoclonal antibodies

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