Table of Contents

Introduction.
Specimen Collection and Handling.
Host Reactions to Infection.
Microbiology.
Gynecological Infections.
Pulmonary Infections.
Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Infections.
Urinary Tract Infections.
Central Nervous System Infections.
Hematologic Infections.
Breast, Skin, and Musculoskeletal Infections.
Head and Neck Infections.
Immunosuppressed Host.
Ancillary Investigations.
Mimics and Contaminants.