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2014 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Public Health category!

From the difficult to diagnose to the difficult to treat, Manson’s Tropical Diseases prepares you to effectively handle whatever your patients may have contracted. Featuring an internationally recognized editorial team, global contributors, and expert authors, this revised and updated medical reference book provides you with the latest coverage on parasitic and infectious diseases from around the world.

  • Incorporate the latest therapies into your practice, such as recently approved drugs and new treatment options.
  • Find what you need easily and apply it quickly with highlighted key information, convenient boxes and tables, extensive cross-referencing, and clinical management diagrams.
  • Make the most accurate Tropical Disease diagnoses through a completely redesigned and modernized format, which includes full-color images throughout plus a wealth of additional illustrations online at Expert Consult.
  • Apply the latest treatment strategies for HIV/AIDS, tropical neurology, malaria, and much more.
  • Put the latest international expertise to work for you and your patients with new chapters covering Global Health; Global Health Governance and Tropical Diseases; Non-communicable Diseases; Obesity in the Tropics; and Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine in Resource-poor Settings.
  • See which diseases are most prevalent in specific areas of the tropics through a new index of diseases by country, as well as online-only maps that provide additional detail.
  • Better understand the variations in treatment approaches across the globe.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

" excellent book on all aspects of tropical medicine…including traditional medicine, environmental disorders, psychiatry, and oral health, as well as infections. The system-based and disease-based approach is cross referenced well and is particularly effective in the online version of the book...It is very clinically oriented and should be a great resource for practitioners or students of this subject." - Doody’s Review Service, Review of the 22nd Edition

"The description of Manson's as a travel medicine text is fitting. For those wishing to have an encyclopedic but yet practical reference on disease in and out of the tropics, Manson's should prove to be a good purchase." Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, March 2009

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Winnie Ooi, MD, MPH, DMD (Harvard Medical School)
Description: This totally revised and reformatted update of a classic book on tropical medicine (previous edition 2009) features new editors and they and the authors, who are from many different countries around the world, offer a truly international point of view. This edition contains a timely new chapter on global health, which describes the impact of trade, travel, environmental change, and for-profit healthcare organizations on the spread of disease and functioning of health systems. The chapters on how economics and ethics affect healthcare in the tropics have been preserved, but traditional medicines have been incorporated into a chapter that includes plant poisons.
Purpose: This is intended to serve as the major textbook on medicine in the tropics, and chapters have been totally reformatted to highlight different aspects of the rapid acquisition of knowledge and changing practice of medicine in tropical countries. These are very worthy objectives in view of the new or emerging diseases that have arisen since 2009 and the advancement of scientific and technologic information of many known diseases, such as HIV. The book comes close to meeting these objectives.
Audience: The editors do not specifically address for whom the book is written. However, previous editions have been directed at physicians, scientists, nurses, and paramedic personnel worldwide. For the most part, this book would be most useful to physicians, residents, students, and nurses.
Features: A comprehensive list of tropical diseases is presented by class of pathogen or causality, such as environmental precipitants or plant toxins, with many useful pictures and algorithms. Beautiful photographs depict clinical conditions and histopathology and excellent tables in different colors highlight important aspects. The chapter on dermatological problems is particularly well written and illustrated. A brand new feature in this edition is the addition of key points at the beginning of each chapter that highlight and summarize salient features of the chapter. HIV/AIDS (with emphasis on Africa) is comprehensively covered, including clinical features and treatment as well as separate chapters on the special impact on children and prevention. However, at the risk of being repetitive, some of the interaction between HIV and important diseases such as malaria could have been more exhaustively covered in the chapters on these diseases. Viral diseases in general are more comprehensively described when compared with previous editions of this book. The chapter on viral exanthems is very comprehensive, well organized, and beautifully illustrated. CNS viral infections are much better described clinically in this edition (as are other pathogens). The table of different viruses and their histopathological damage in the CNS serves as an excellent summary of what is known. A helpful feature in some chapters is the cross referencing 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 books, databases, and websites.
Assessment: This is as an excellent textbook for medical students, residents, physicians, and nurses who are learning about or practice clinical tropical medicine. The addition of the chapter on global health adds a global perspective for practitioners in tropical countries. The updated information on old, new, and emerging diseases since 2009 also justifies replacing the existing edition. A somewhat comparable but older and more comprehensive book, Tropical Infectious Diseases: Principles, Pathogens and Practice, 3rd edition, Guerrant et al. (Elsevier, 2011), would be less up to date than this one.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702051012
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/23/2013
  • Edition number: 23
  • Pages: 1360
  • Sales rank: 794,819
  • Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 History of tropical medicine, and medicine in the tropics Section 1: Public Health & Economics

2 Global health 3 Global health governance and tropical diseases 4 The Economic Case for Devoting Public Resources to Health Section 2: Health Research and Ethics

5 Ethics and Tropical Diseases: Some Global Considerations Section 3: Epidemiology

6 Issues and challenges of public-health research in developing countries Section 4: Clinical assessment

7 Emergency and intensive care medicine in resource poor settings 8 Ultrasound in tropical medicine Section 5: Viral Infection

9 HIV: Epidemiology in the Tropics 10 Clinical Features and Management of HIV/AIDS 11 HIV/AIDS in children 12 HIV/AIDS prevention 13 Viral hepatitis 14 Arbovirus infections 15 Dengue 16 Viral hemorrhagic fevers 17 Rabies 18 Rotavirus and other viral diarrhea 19 Respiratory viruses and atypical bacteria 20 Viral Exanthems 21 Virus infections of the nervous system Section 6: Bacterial Infections

22 Tropical rickettsial infections 23 Sexually transmitted infections (excluding HIV) 24 Bacterial Enteropathogens (Shigella, dystentery, cholorea, E coli) 25 Salmonella infections 26 Pneumococcal disease 27 Bacterial meningitis 28 Brucellosis 29 Noma, Actinomycisis and Nocardia 30 Bartonellosis, Cat-scratch Disease, Trench Fever, Human Erlichiosis 31 Anthrax 32 Tetanus 33 Plague 34 Melioidosis 35 Diphtheria 36 Endemic treponematosis including yaws and other spirochetes 37 Leptospirosis Section 7: Fungal Infections

38 Fungal Infections 39 Pneumocystis jirovecii infection Section 8: Mycobacterial Infections

40 Tuberculosis 41 Leprosy 42 Mycobacterium ulcerans disease Section 9: Protozoan Infections

43 Malaria 44 Babesiosis 45 Human African trypanosomiasis 46 American Trypanosomiasis: Chagas Disease 47 Leishmaniasis 48 Toxoplasmosis 49 Intestinal Protozoa 50 Pathogenic and Opportunistic Free-Living Amebae: Agents of Human and Animal Disease 51 Trichomonas vaginalis Section 10: Helminthic Infections

52 Schistosomiasis 53 Food-borne Trematodes 54 The filariases 55 Soil-transmitted Helminths (Geohelminths) 56 Echinococcosis/Hydatidosis 57 Other Cestode Infections: Intestinal cestodes, cysticercosis, other larval cestode infections Section 11: Ectoparasites

58 Scabies 59 Louse infestation 60 Other Ectoparasites: Leeches, Myiasis and Sand fleas Section 12: Non-communicable diseases in the tropics

61 Non-Communicable Diseases: Equity, Action & Targets 62 Cardiovascular and vascular disease in the tropics including stroke, hypertension and ischemic heart disease 63 Diabetes in the tropics 64 Cancer in the tropics 65 Hematological diseases in the tropics 66 Renal disease in the tropics 67 Ophthalmology in the tropics and subtropics 68 Dermatological problems 69 Musculoskeletal disorders 70 Respiratory problems in the tropics 71 Tropical Neurology 72 Psychiatry 73 Tropical Oral Health Section 13: Environmental Disorders

74 Environmental Stress 75 Venomous and poisonous animals 76 Plant poisons and traditional medicines Section 14: Nutrition

77 Nutrition-associated Disease 78 Obesity in the tropics Section 15: Maternal/child health

79 Obstetrics in the tropics 80 Pediatrics in the tropics Appendices -

A1 Clinical laboratory diagnosis A2 Parasitic Protozoa A3 Medical helminthology A4 Medical acarology and entomology A5 Sources of Information in Tropical Medicine

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