Manson's Tropical Diseases

Manson's Tropical Diseases

by Gordon C. Cook, Alimuddin I. Zumla, Alimuddin I. Zumla
     
 

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A broad group of specialist authors bring in-depth coverage to the 21st edition of the classic resource for clinical tropical medicine. The text retains its strong practical, clinical emphasis while providing advice on the diagnosis and management of both infectious and non-infectious tropical diseases. MANSON'S TROPICAL DISEASES, 21ST EDITION covers every

Overview

A broad group of specialist authors bring in-depth coverage to the 21st edition of the classic resource for clinical tropical medicine. The text retains its strong practical, clinical emphasis while providing advice on the diagnosis and management of both infectious and non-infectious tropical diseases. MANSON'S TROPICAL DISEASES, 21ST EDITION covers every condition encountered when working in the tropics or treating patients from these areas.

• Every aspect of Tropical Medicine is covered in detail ¯ not just infections.
• Both a system-based and a disease approach are taken, with extensive cross-referencing to minimize duplication.
• Content includes a strong clinical focus, emphasized by clinical management diagrams.
• Written and edited by leading experts in the field, it includes contributions from clinicians who are based full-time in the tropics.

• All chapters have been completely revised and updated with NEW chapters on Ethics, Transfusion, and Genetics, and an expanded chapter on HIV infection and treatment in the tropics.
• New Clinical Management diagrams focus on the pertinent aspects of each treatment.
• Content has been expanded on the discussion of re-emerging diseases.
• Newly discovered viral agents and all new therapeutic agents are reviewed.
• New appendices have been added on Tropical Drug Therapies, Key aspects of Tropical Nursing, and Sources of Information on Tropical Medicine.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Winnie Ooi, MD, MPH, DMD (Harvard Medical School)
Description: This is the 21st overhauled edition of Manson's classic book on tropical medicine. It is well written (the authors are primarily British, but many new authors are from other countries) and well referenced. It uses many useful pictures and algorithms in certain chapters, such as the one on sexually transmitted infections. There are new chapters on topics that are particularly relevant to the practice of medicine in the tropics including traditional medicine, genetics, economics, and ethics, subjects previously unaddressed in other tropical medicine books. The precious edition was published in 1996.
Purpose: This book strives to be a major reference covering medicine in the tropics and the new chapters have been added to keep up with the rapid acquisition of knowledge and changing practice of medicine in these countries. These are very worthy objectives in view of the many new or emerging diseases that have arisen in the period since 1996 and the advances in scientific and technologic information of many "old diseases" such as malaria. The authors come close to meeting their objectives.
Audience: The editors would like the book to be of value to physicians, scientists, nurses and paramedic personnel worldwide. For the most part this book would be most useful to physicians, residents, students, and nurses. The authors of the various chapters are established experts in their fields
Features: A comprehensive list of different tropical diseases is presented by organ system with excellent photographs and tables. Particularly well written and illustrated is the chapter on dermatological problems. The general topic of HIV/AIDS (with emphasis on Africa) presents a complete view of what is known and what needs to be urgently studied (and the difficulties in pursuing this) in this most important emerging disease in the tropics. However, at the risk of being repetitive, some of the interaction between HIV and important diseases such as malaria should have been more exhaustively covered in the specific chapters on these diseases. Although the addition of some of the chapters in the first section of the book covering underlying factors in tropical medicine is helpful, one possible important omission is a discussion of the effects of environmental factors such as air and water pollution on the health of inhabitants in the tropics. In addition topics such as viral hemorrhagic fevers, Japanese encephalitis and Nipah Virus deserve more complete coverage. One helpful feature in some chapters is the cross reference to web sites that offer more updated information especially on the prevalence of certain diseases. The appendix also tabulates many other sources of information from other books, databases, and websites.
Assessment: This book serves as an excellent reference for medical students, residents, physicians, and nurses who are learning about or practicing clinical tropical medicine. The new chapters add a practical element for practitioners in tropical countries. These additions, plus the updated information on old, new, and emerging diseases since 1996 justify replacing the previous edition. A somewhat comparable but older and more comprehensive reference book, Guerrant et als's, Tropical Infectious Diseases: Principles, Pathogens, and Practice (Churchill Livingstone,1999) would also be less up-to-date than this book.
4 Stars! from Doody

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780702026409
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
10/30/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
1864
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.20(h) x 3.10(d)

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