Larone's MEDICALLY IMPORTANT FUNGI
The definitive guide for identifying fungi from clinical specimens
With a new team of authors, Larone's Medically Important Fungi, Seventh Edition, continues the longstanding tradition of high-quality content to expand your knowledge and support your work in clinical mycology by:
- Providing detailed descriptions of the major mycoses as viewed in patients' specimens by direct microscopic examination of stained slides
- Offering a logical step-by-step process for identification of cultured organisms, utilizing detailed descriptions, images, pointers on organisms' similarities and distinctions, and selected references for further information
- Covering more than 150 of the fungi most commonly encountered in the clinical mycology laboratory, including new entries for Emergomyces, Metarhizium anisopliae, Rasamsonia argillacea, Rhinocladiella mackenziei, Schizophyllum commune, and Thermothelomyces thermophilus
- Presenting details on each organism's pathogenicity, growth characteristics, relevant biochemical reactions, and microscopic morphology, illustrated with photomicrographs, unique and elegant drawings, and color photos of colony morphology and various test results
- Explaining changes in fungal taxonomy and nomenclature that are due to information acquired through molecular taxonomic studies of evolutionary fungal relationships
- Providing basic information on molecular diagnostic methods, e.g., nucleic acid amplification and sequencing, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, and other commercial platforms
- Including an extensive section of easy-to-follow lab protocols, a comprehensive list of media and stain procedures, guidance on collection and preparation of patient specimens, and an illustrated glossary
With Larone's Medically Important Fungi: A Guide to Identification, both novices and experienced professionals in clinical microbiology laboratories can confidently identify commonly encountered fungi.
Lars F. Westblade, PhD, D(ABMM) is the Director of the Clinical Microbiology Service at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Associate Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine with a primary appointment in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and a secondary appointment in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine. He earned his doctoral degree from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, and completed a fellowship in medical and public health laboratory microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Eileen M. Burd, PhD, D(ABMM) is the Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at Emory University Hospital and Professor at Emory University School of Medicine with a primary appointment in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and a secondary appointment in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. She earned her doctoral degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and was the Division Head of Microbiology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan prior to joining the faculty at Emory University in 2007. Shawn R. Lockhart, PhD, D(ABBM) FAAM is the Senior Clinical Laboratory Advisor in the Mycotic Diseases Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He earned his doctoral degree from the University of Kentucky and completed his clinical microbiology fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He directs the CDC training course in mold identification. Gary W. Procop, MD, MS is the CEO of the American Board of Pathology and Professor of Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine. He remains a Consulting Staff for the Institute of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, where he served as Medical Director for the Mycology Laboratory for more than two decades. He earned his doctoral degree from the Marshall University School of Medicine. His residency in anatomic and clinical pathology was completed at Duke University and his medical microbiology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.