CONTENTS:- 1. Immunology 2. Classification 3. Bacterial Metabolism 4. Genetics 5. Normal Flora 6. Specific Acquired Immunity 7. Epidemiology 8. Principles of Diagnosis 9. Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 10. Staphylococcus 11. Streptococcus 12. Neisseria, Moraxella, Kingella and Eikenella
Immunological science is in the midst of a revolution. The introduction of monoclonal antibody methodology, the application of the techniques of molecular and somatic call genetics, and the development of methods to grow cloned lines of lymphocytes in long-term culture have made possible experiments that, even a few years ago, would have been regarded as science fiction. Together with the study of modern biochemical technology to the study of immunologic phenomena, these approaches are reshaping our understanding of the immune system. The advances achieved by immunologists are of enormous importance in understanding the biological basis of this most fascinating system. Equally important are their impact in the clinical sphere. The immune system is the most important defense against infections by pathogenic microorganisms, may be critical in prevention and therapy of neoplasms, and is intimately involved in the pathogenesis of a wide range of chronic diseases. Its primacy in these areas is tragically emphasized by the recent emergence of a new human disorder-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.