© 2008

Antimicrobial Resistance and Implications for the Twenty-First Century

  • I. W. Fong
  • Karl Drlica


  • A special chapter that addresses the issues on strategies to limit antimicrobial resistance propagation will be included in this volume


Part of the Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century book series (EIDC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Javier Aspa Marco, Olga Rajas Naranjo, Felipe Rodriguez de Castro, Buenaventura Buendía, Jesús Sanz Sanz
    Pages 1-46
  3. Adam L. Cohen, Rachel Gorwitz, Daniel B. Jernigan
    Pages 47-75
  4. Hillard Weinstock, David Trees, John Papp
    Pages 77-96
  5. Patricia A. Bradford, Charles R. Dean
    Pages 97-159
  6. Peter D. O. Davies, Richard Cooke
    Pages 161-205
  7. Ellie J. C. Goldstein, Diane M. Citron, David W. Hecht
    Pages 207-229
  8. Jorge L. Martinez-Cajas, Marco Petrella, Mark A. Wainberg
    Pages 231-261
  9. G. Boivin, W. L. Drew
    Pages 263-290
  10. Jean-Michel Pawlotsky
    Pages 291-323
  11. Beth A. Arthington-Skaggs, John H. Rex
    Pages 325-369
  12. Karl Drlica, J.-Y. Wang, Muhammad Malik, Tao Lu, Steven Park, Xinying Li et al.
    Pages 371-400
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 401-407

About this book


This new volume of the Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century series is a collection of chapters by leading world authorities on antimicrobial resistance of common, important bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens. This unique book should be in the possession of anyone interested in the field of infectious diseases, microbiology, infection control & public health. The chapters, which are written by reknown experts, provide a wealth of contemporary information on microbiology, molecular mechanisms, epidemiology, clinical relevance, treatment, and prevention and future directions on the following topics:

  • Mechanism of Resistance by Gram Positive Bacteria
  • Emergence of MRSA in the Community
  • Antimicrobial Resistance of STD pathogens
  • Resistance of Gram Negative Bacilli to Antimicrobials
  • Mycobacterial Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Antimicrobial Resistance of Anaerobic Bacteria
  • HIV Drug Resistance
  • Resistance of Herpes viruses to Antiviral Agents
  • Hepatitis Virus Resistance
  • Resistance to Antifungal Agents
  • An Anti-Mutant Approach for Antimicrobial Use


Epidemiology HIV antimicrobial antimicrobial resistance bacteria infection infections prevention sexually transmitted infection virus

Editors and affiliations

  • I. W. Fong
    • 1
  • Karl Drlica
    • 2
  1. 1.Infectious DiseaseSt. Michael’s HospitalTorontoCanada
  2. 2.International Center for Public HealthNewarkUSA

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