ASCP Case Reports: Microbiology Order # | ISBN: Authors: Description: A monthly self-study that features learning objectives on the detection, identification, epidemiology, taxonomic updates, clinical relevance and antimicrobial susceptibility of common and fastidious microorganisms. Methods of detection and identification include both classic methods and newer molecular-based technologies. Scheduled Topics (In Process) for 2013: Gordonia Species (Christina Wojewoda, MD; Gerri S. Hall, PhD, SM[ASCP]) Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (Felicia Allard, MD; Melina Shabani, MD; Qinfang Qian, PhD, MD) Schistosomiasis (Melina Shabani, MD; Felicia Allard, MD; Qinfang Qian, PhD, MD) Mycobacterium haemophilum (Patricia J. Simner, PhD; Nancy L. Wengenack, PhD, D[ABMM]) Kytococcus schroeteri Bacteremic Pneumonia (Wei Chen, MD; Satish Sarvepalli, MD; Jose Bazan, MD; Preeti Panchali, MD; Joan-Miguel Balada-Llasat, MD) You'll receive: A monthly case history wioth discussion (8 in total) and, when appropriate, laboratory data and images of the X-ray findings, culture plates, and stains. References include classic treatments as well as recent publications on the topic. CME questions allow readers to synthesize what they have read and obtain credit for participating in each ASCP Case Reports exercise.