Case Studies in Infectious Disease
this book is GREAT! It is very informative by providing case studies for all of the diseases within the book. The case studies really help you to narrow in on what signs and symptoms the patient may show. This book also shows x-rays and pictures of the disease with the case studies and explains each of them. After the case study the book will give a question and then give an in-depth answer to it. At the end of the disease section there is a short quiz. This book has helped me on so many different infectious diseases in nursing school to really help me apply the theoritcal knowledge! It also has me interested in becoming an infectious disease nurse!
This book might be too technical for someone without a background in immunology. It was the recommended textbook for a graduate class I’m taking. It has forty chapters and each chapter is a different infectious disease. Each chapter starts with a small case study and then it explains the disease step by step. It tells you the microorganism, how it damages the body, how the body responds, possible symptoms and complications, treatment and prevention. Nurses will get minimal use out of this book as they do not treat, diagnose, nor test for pathogens. But Medical students and Microbiology students will want to keep this on their shelf. The book also comes with an online glossary available at the publishers website, unfortunately not all the words they claim to be in the glossary are (but most are and with Google you can find the rest). Each chapter also has a summary for those who are too lazy to study and a few end questions to see if you understood the topic.