Ananthanarayan and Paniker’s Textbook of Microbiology, Twelfth Edition
R Ananthanarayan and C K Jayaram Paniker (Authors), Reba Kanungo; Parasitology by Sonal Saxena (eds)
216 x 280 mm
Year of Publishing
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Universities Press

The 12th edition of Ananthanarayan and Paniker’s Textbook of Microbiology has been revised extensively in keeping with the approach prescribed by the National Medical Council of India in the new Competency-based Medical Education (CBME) curriculum, which is aimed at integrating microbiology into a system-based approach to human disease. This new edition is also better suited for the shorter course duration with a focus on the ‘must-know’ categories of the CBME curriculum.

The basic principles of infectious diseases and their control within the hospital and the community have been elucidated in the initial chapters. The section on ‘General Microbiology’ provides an overview of the major microorganisms associated with human infections, while the section on ‘Immunology’ addresses aspects that can be applied to human health and disease. Up-to-date content on the recent advances in disease detection, molecular methods of diagnosis, quality control, infection prevention and control, public health and epidemiology, and preventive strategies, including national programmes, has been included. The third section, ‘Microbiology as Applied to Infectious Diseases’, which is aligned with the competencies prescribed by the National Medical Council of India, elaborately and comprehensively deals with infections in a system-wise manner. The pattern of discussion is uniform across syndromes, detailing the significant etiological agents of each system, their disease spectra, pathogenesis, clinical features and epidemiology and the approach to the laboratory diagnosis and treatment of each of the clinical entities described. Each of the chapters in this section carries one or more tabular columns summarising the causative agents of the various syndromes of the respective organ system for easy reference and recall. The organisms listed in these tables are colour-coded in keeping with their relative etiological significance with respect to the organ system.

Reba Kanungo is Adjunct Professor of Microbiology, KMC (MAHE), Mangalore, and former Dean of Research and Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS). Prior to this, she taught at JIPMER for over 15 years. She is a member of several national and international organisations as well as of the committees of NACO, ICMR and CTD. Dr Kanungo is the Editor-in-Chief of JCRSM, former Editor, IJMM, past President, IAMM, and former India Country Ambassador, American Society for Microbiology. She is on the editorial boards of several national and international journals and has published over 100 research papers and editorials.

Sonal Saxena is Director–Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, WHO fellow on Antimicrobial Resistance, Joint Secretary, IAMM and Ex-Secretary, IAMM, Delhi.

General Microbiology

1. History and Scope of Microbiology (MI1.1)

2. Basic Concepts of Bacteriology (MI1.1–1.3)

3. Systematic Bacteriology (MI1.1–1.3, 8.9–8.13)

4. Basic Concepts of Virology (MI1.1–1.3, 8.3, 8.9–8.13)

5. Basic Concepts of Mycology (MI1.1–1.3, 8.9–8.13)

6. Basic Concepts of Medical Parasitology (MI1.1–1.3, 8.9–8.13)

7. Microbial Genetics (MI1.1)

8. Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (MI1.3)

9. Sterilisation and Disinfection (MI1.4 and 1.5) 10. Antimicrobial Agents (MI1.6)

11. Infection Control in Healthcare Settings (MI8.5–8.7)


12. Immunological Mechanisms in Health (MI1.7)

13. Antigens, Antibodies and the Complement System (MI1.7 and 1.8)

14. Mechanisms of Immune Response (MI1.8)

15. Laboratory Methods Used in the Detection of Immunological Response (Antigen–Antibody Reactions) (MI1.10)

16. Hypersensitivity (MI1.10)

17. Autoimmune Disorders and Immunodeficiency States (MI1.10)

18. Immunological Mechanisms of Transplantation, Immunohematology and Tumour Immunity (MI1.11)

19. Immunoprophylaxis (MI1.9)

Microbiology as Applied to Infectious Diseases

20. Cardiovascular and Bloodstream Infections (MI2.1–2.6)

21. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (MI2.7, 8.15 and 8.16)

22. Infections of the Respiratory System (MI6.1–6.3)

23. Central Nervous System Infections (MI5.1–5.3)

24. Gastrointestinal Infections (MI3.1–3.8) 25. Hepatobiliary Infections (MI3.7 and 3.8) 26. Genitourinary and Sexually Transmitted Infections (MI7.2 and 7.3)

27. Urinary Tract Infections (MI7.3)

28. Skin, Soft Tissue and Musculoskeletal Infections (MI4.1–4.3)

29. Infections of the Eyes and Ears and Congenital Infections (MI8.15)

30. Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Infections (MI8.1)

31. Opportunistic Infections (MI8.2)

32. Emerging Infections (MI8.4)

33. Oncogenic Viruses (MI8.3)

34. National Health Programmes, Disease Detection and Reporting (MI8.16)

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