Infections of the urinary and genital tracts are extremely common and represent a major source of morbidity and mortality among both ambulatory and institutionalized patients. Catheter-associated urinary tract infection is a major problem in hospitalized patients.
This compact volume presents the proceedings of a symposium held four years ago by the eastern Pennsylvania chapter of the American Society for Microbiology. By its very nature, this book cannot provide an encyclopedic treatment of the subject of all urogenital tract infections. Rather, with selective focus, it divides the broad subject of urogenital infections into 13 chapter headings, ranging from mundane aspects of urinary tract infection to more esoteric discussion of urogenital mycoplasmal and ureaplasmal disease.
Particularly praiseworthy are chapters reviewing chlamydial infection and bacterial vaginosis (formerly nonspecific vaginitis), as well as an excellent introductory chapter providing an overview of urinary tract infections. The busy clinician can easily turn to any of these