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Infectious diseases

James Carton

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pathology

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Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199591633
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740831 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199591633.003.0002

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Infectious diseases

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Microbes 16

Antimicrobial agents 17

Human immunodeficiency virus 18

Tuberculosis 20

Infectious mononucleosis 21

Malaria 22

Syphilis 24

Lyme disease 25

Leishmaniasis 26

Single-celled organisms with their double-stranded DNA lying free in cytoplasm surrounded by a cell membrane and cell wall.

Most grow in air (aerobes), but can grow without it (facultative anaerobes). Some only grow in the absence of oxygen (strict anaerobes)....

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Subjects: Pathology ; Infectious Diseases

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