Imported Skin Diseases

Imported Skin Diseases

by William R. Faber, Rod J. Hay, Ben Naafs
     
 

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ISBN-10: 9035228049

ISBN-13: 9789035228047

Pub. Date: 12/12/2007

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

IMPORTED SKIN DISEASES was written and illustrated for the health professional in order to help in the diagnosis of diseases acquired in another, often tropical, environment and subsequent patient management. Patients with exotic (non-endemic) skin diseases have become more frequent in recent years. The authors are internationally recognised experts in their field.

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IMPORTED SKIN DISEASES was written and illustrated for the health professional in order to help in the diagnosis of diseases acquired in another, often tropical, environment and subsequent patient management. Patients with exotic (non-endemic) skin diseases have become more frequent in recent years. The authors are internationally recognised experts in their field. This book covers a wide spectrum of imported skin diseases, the majority infectious in nature. These diseases are found not only among Western travellers, but also among immigrant minority groups who may regularly visit their relatives in their countries of origin. Sexually transmitted infections as well as dermatological diseases are discussed. Symptoms of potentially life-threatening systemic infections are described. There is also a chapter on aquatic skin disorders.

Website including images and a website parallel to the book, www.importedskindiseases.com. There are over 300 pictures included on this site and these images support diagnostics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789035228047
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
12/12/2007
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors, ix

1 Introduction, 1
W.R. Faber, R.J. Hay, & B. Naafs

2 Precautions and Protection, 4
W.R. Faber, R.J. Hay, & B. Naafs

3 Pigmentary Disorders in Black Skin, 8
J.P.W. van der Veen & L. Nieuweboer-Krobotova

4 Difference between Pigmented and Nonpigmented Skin, 19
B. Naafs

5 Influence of the New Environment on the Skin, 31
S. Badeloe & H.E. Menke

6 Fungal Infections, 45
R.J. Hay

7 Mycobacterial Infections, 64
W.R. Faber

8 Leprosy, 79
B. Naafs & W.R. Faber

9 Buruli Ulcer, 94
D.S. Walsh, W.M. Meyers, & F. Portaels

10 Ulcerating Pyodermas, 107
J.E. Zeegelaar

11 Rickettsioses, 114
P.A. Kager & H.G. Schipper

12 Viral Diseases, 123
R.M. Mays, R.A. Gordon, S. Javed, J.M. Wilson, W.J. LaPolla, N.A. Kjar, & S.K. Tyring

13 Sexually Transmitted Infections, 149
M. Waugh & H.J.C. de Vries

14 Endemic Treponematoses, 162
H.J.H. Engelkens

15 American Tegumentary Leishmaniasis, 171
C. Talhari, J.A. de Oliveira Guerra, A. Chrusciak-Talhari, P.R.L. Machado, & S. Talhari

16 Leishmaniasis: Old World, 189
F. Vega-Lòopez

17 Onchocerciasis/Filariasis, 205
M.E. Murdoch

18 Schistosomiasis, 226
A.M. Polderman & L. van Lieshout

19 Tungiasis, 234
H. Feldmeier & J. Heukelbach

20 Cutaneous Larva Migrans, 243
J. Heukelbach & H. Feldmeier

21 Myiasis, 252
R. Kapoor, T.A. McGraw, & D.M. Elston

22 Persistent Insect Bites, 264
C.L.M. van Hees

23 Beetle Dermatitis, 273
M. Glatz & P. Schmid-Grendelmeier

24 Aquatic Skin Disorders, 283
M.T.W. Gaastra

25 Geographic Distribution, 293
W.R. Faber, R.J. Hay, & B. Naafs

26 Clinical Problems, 296
W.R. Faber, R.J. Hay, & B. Naafs

Index, 299

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