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A condensed, portable version of the definitive text, TROPICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES. Perfect for medical students, non-specialists, and residents who need a compact, affordable source.

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A condensed, portable version of the definitive text, TROPICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES. Perfect for medical students, non-specialists, and residents who need a compact, affordable source.

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Reviewer: Hari Polenakovik, MD (Wright State University)
Description: This abbreviated book of tropical infectious diseases covers the most important aspects of tropical medicine.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a practical overview of the core elements of tropical infectious diseases.
Audience: According to the editors, this is meant to be the first book that a busy practitioner will consult when confronted with a patient with probable tropical infectious disease. The authors are leading authorities in the field of tropical medicine and the book's style is simple and clear, so will serve well students, residents, and practicing physicians.
Features: The book is organized in two sections. The first deals with the approach to the patient with specific clinical syndromes attributed to various tropical infectious diseases and offers pretravel advice. The second is the pathogens section. The greatest strengths of the book are the diagrams depicting the life cycle of the parasites and the corresponding clinical features in the human host, as well as ample use of tables. The book ends with a comprehensive appendix detailing the recommended treatments for almost all of the tropical infectious diseases. Shortcomings of the book are the lack of color art, older references, and, inherent in all multiauthored texts, the variable length of the chapters.
Assessment: This is a concise yet comprehensive text of tropical medicine suited for practitioners caring for patients with tropical infectious diseases. Despite its highly specialized content, it is easy to read and is not overwhelming. It should be on the shelf of all physicians encountering patients with tropical infectious diseases.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443079092
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/16/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 665
  • Product dimensions: 8.44 (w) x 10.99 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard L Guerrant MD
Thomas H Hunter Professor of International Medicine
Director, Center for Global Health, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health
University of Virginia School of Medicine

David H Walker MD
Carmage and Martha Walls Distinguished University Chair in Tropical Diseases
Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases
Professor and Chair,
Department of Pathology
University of Texas Medical Branch

Peter F Weller MD
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor, Immunology and Infectious Diseases Dept, Harvard School of Public Health
Chief, Infectious Disease Division
Vice Chair of Research, Dept. of Medicine

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Table of Contents

• Fever and Systemic Symptoms
• Gastrointestinal Symptoms
• Eosinophilia
• Cutaneous Lesions
• Hepatobiliary Disease
• Pulmonary Disease
• Neurologic Symptoms
• Neurologic Symptoms
• Anemia
• Urologic Symptoms
• Sexually Transmitted Diseases
• HIV and Tropical Infectious Disease Coinfection
• Health Advice for International Travel
Bacterial and Mycobacterial Infections
• Enteric Escherichia coli Infections
• Typhoid Fever
• Nontyphoidal Salmonellosis
• Shigellosis
Campylobacter Infections
• Cholera
• "Noncholera" Vibrio Infections
• Enteric Clostridium Infections
Helicobacter pylori, Gastritis, Ulcers, and Gastric Cancer
• Meningococcal Infections
• Gonococcal and Other Neisserial Infections
Hemophilus influenzae, H. aegypticus, and H. ducreyi Infections
Calymmatobacterium granulomatis Infection (Donovanosis)
• Pneumococcal Infections
• Streptococcal and Staphylococcal Infections
• Pertussis
• Legionellosis
• Meliodosis
• Diphtheria
• Tuberculosis and Atypical Mycobacterial Infections
• Leprosy
• Anthrax
• Bartonelloses
• Brucellosis
• Plague
• Tetanus
Spirochetal Infections
• Syphilis and Nonvenereal Treponematoses
• Relapsing Fever and Other Borrelia Infections
• Leprospirosis
Chlamydial Infections
• Trachoma
• LGV and NGU
• Psittacosis
Rickettsial and Ehrlichial Infections
• Spotted Fever Group Rickettsioses
• Typhus Group Rickettsioses and Ehrlichiosis
• Scrub Typhus
• Ehrlichiosis
• Q Fever
Fungal Infections
• Dermatophytosis
• Mycetoma
• Chromoblastomycosis and Phaeohyphomycosis
• Histoplasmosis, Blastomycosis, Coccidioidomycosis, and Cryptococcosis
• Paracoccidiodomycosis
Penicilliosis marnefeli Infection
Candida Infections
• Entomophthoramycosis, Lobomycosis, Rhinosporidiosis, and Sporotrichosis
• Pneumocystosis
Protozoan Infections
• Intestinal Amebiasis
• Intestinal Flagellate and Ciliate Infection
• Intestinal Coccidial Infection
• Malaria
• Babesia
• African Trypanosomiasis (Sleeping Sickness)
• American Trypanosomiasis (Chagas Disease)
• Leishmaniasis
• Free-Living Amoebae: Naegleria, Aconthamoeba, and Balamuthia Infections
• Nonintestinal Flagellates
• Systemic Coccidia
• Microsporidiosis
• Filariasis
Nematode Infections
• Loiasis and Mansonella Infections
• Onchocerciasis
• Zoonotic Filariasis
• Dracunculiasis
• Toxocariasis and Cutaneous Larva Migrans Infections
• Trichinellosis
• Angiostrongyliasis
• Other Tissue Menatode Infections
• Enterobiasis
• Trichuriasis
• Ascariasis
• Hookworm Infections
• Strongyloidiasis
Cestode Infections
• Overview of Cestode Infections
• Taeniasis
• Cysticercosis
• Diphyllobothriasis
• Echinococcosis
• Other Cestode Infections
Trematode Infections
• Schistosomiasis
• Liver, Lung, and Intestinal Flukes
Viral Infections
• Measles
• Human Herpesvirus Infections, Including Cerpithocine Herpesvirus
• Smallpox and Monkey Pox
• Influenza Virus, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Parainfluenza Viruses, Rhinovirus, and Respiratory Adenoviruses
• Enterovirus Infections, Including Poliomyelitis
• Rotavirus Infections
• Calicorvirus Infections
• Astrovirus, Enteric, Adenovirus, and Other Enteric Virus Infections
• Hepatitis
• Overview of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
• Arenavirus Infections
• Bunyaviral Fevers: Rift Valley Fever and Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever
• Hantavirus Infections
• Other Bunyavirus Infections
• Marborg/Ebola
• Yellow Fever
• Dengue/Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever
• Other Faviviral Infections
• Alphaviral Infections
• Rabies
Retroviral Infections 114. AIDS and AIDS-Related Viruses
Ectoparasitic Infections
115. Arthopod-, Tongue Worm-, and Leech-Borne Diseases

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