Introduction to Clinical Infectious Diseases

A Problem-Based Approach

  • Joseph Domachowske

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Infections of the Skin and Lymph Nodes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Steven D. Blatt, Daniel B. Blatt
      Pages 17-23
    3. Asalim Thabet, Rhonda Philopena, Joseph Domachowske
      Pages 25-34
  3. Infections of the Respiratory Tract

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Winter S. Berry
      Pages 37-51
    3. Susannah Orzell, Amar Suryadevara
      Pages 53-66
    4. Tina Q. Tan
      Pages 67-73
    5. Elizabeth K. Nelsen
      Pages 87-94
    6. Thomas S. Murray, Jennifer Ellis Girotto, Nicholas J. Bennett
      Pages 95-106
  4. Infections of the Heart

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Laura E. Norton, Mary Anne Jackson
      Pages 109-116
    3. Matthew Egan
      Pages 117-123
    4. Ambika Eranki
      Pages 125-131
  5. Infections of the Liver and Intestinal Tract

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Prateek D. Wali, Manika Suryadevara
      Pages 135-146
    3. Aakriti Pandita, Waleed Javaid, Tasaduq Fazili
      Pages 147-155
    4. Penelope H. Dennehy
      Pages 157-168
  6. Infections of the Urogenital Tract

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Matthew A. Mittiga
      Pages 171-179
    3. Manika Suryadevara
      Pages 181-190
    4. Karen L. Teelin, Tara M. Babu, Marguerite A. Urban
      Pages 191-198
    5. Allison H. Eliscu, Zachary Jacobs, Gale R. Burstein
      Pages 199-211
    6. Mayssa Abuali, Joseph Domachowske
      Pages 213-224
  7. Infections of the Central Nervous System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Jana Shaw
      Pages 227-233
    3. Brian D. W. Chow
      Pages 235-244
    4. Felicia Scaggs Huang, Rebecca C. Brady, Joel Mortensen
      Pages 245-257
    5. Stephen Barone
      Pages 259-266
    6. Manika Suryadevara
      Pages 267-282
  8. Toxin-Mediated Diseases, Bloodstream Infections and Their Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Roberto Parulan Santos, Mary George
      Pages 285-300
    3. Tsoline Kojaoghlanian
      Pages 301-307
    4. Richard Cantor, Kuldip Sunny Kainth
      Pages 309-313
    5. Kengo Inagaki, Rana E. El Feghaly
      Pages 315-325
    6. Angela L. Myers
      Pages 327-334
    7. Ankhi Dutta
      Pages 335-340
  9. Tick and Mosquito Borne Diseases and Tropical Infections of Global Importance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Nicholas J. Bennett
      Pages 343-354
    3. Asif Noor, Amy B. Triche, Leonard R. Krilov
      Pages 355-364
    4. Andrea Shaw, Joseph Domachowske
      Pages 365-374
    5. Zachary A. Jones, Stephen J. Thomas
      Pages 375-383
    6. Joseph F. Toth III, Joseph Domachowske
      Pages 385-391
    7. Daniel Lichtenstein, Joseph Domachowske
      Pages 393-399
    8. Megan A. Harris, Joseph Domachowske
      Pages 401-407
    9. Paris Hantzidiamantis, Joseph Domachowske
      Pages 409-414
  10. Human Immune Deficiency Virus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. Bradford Becken III, Ami Multani, Simi Padival, Coleen K. Cunningham
      Pages 417-423

About this book


This book is the only academic text designed specifically to meet the challenges faced by medical students and early career physicians struggling with nuances of recognizing, diagnosis and treating common infections, infections that masquerade as other diseases, and rare infections that present in a classic manner. Details on basic and advanced microbial diagnostics are explained masterfully. The textbook incorporates problem-based approaches to dozens of clinical infectious disease scenarios in newborns, children, and adults. It includes easy-to-access “tips and tricks” for when to look further or consider possibilities that are unusual making it an incredibly useful resource for providers and trainees with all levels of experience in the field of infectious diseases. Every chapter features a variety of learning tools to help the reader to consider common and uncommon infectious etiologies associated with each problem, to appreciated important underlying host risk factors, to identify important microbiologic clues to a diagnosis, and to remember important aspects of clinical history taking related to the identified problem. At the end of each chapter, review questions are presented as a tool to reinforce the key concepts conveyed.


Introduction to Clinical Infectious Diseases, is written by experienced health care providers across 20 specialties in adult and pediatric medicine working in both hospital and outpatient settings. This cutting-edge academic resource will appeal to anyone with 'infectious disease curiosity' including medical students,  residents, fellows, and practicing physicians across multiple primary care and specialty areas.


Emerging global infections Respiratory tract infections Systemic infections Travel medicine Infections of the gastrointestinal tract

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph Domachowske
    • 1
  1. 1.SUNY Upstate Medical UniversitySyracuseUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-91079-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-91080-2
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