Nuclear Medicine in Tropical and Infectious Diseases


This volume will describe the usefulness of nuclear techniques in the in vivo evaluation of organs and systems of patients suffering from tropical diseases.

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This volume will describe the usefulness of nuclear techniques in the in vivo evaluation of organs and systems of patients suffering from tropical diseases.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461354314
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Series: Developments in Nuclear Medicine , #34
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Diseases caused by Bacteria. 1. Tuberculosis. 2. Leprosy. 3. Syphilis. 4. Yaws. 5. Lyme's Disease. 6. Brucellosis. 7. Other Diseases caused by Bacteriae. Diseases caused by Fungi. 8. Sporotrichosis. 9. Coccidioidomycosis. 10. Candidiasis. 11. Paracoccidioidomycosis. 12. Histoplasmosis. 13. Blastomycosis. 14. Other Mycoses. Diseases caused by Protozoan. 15. Chagas' Heart Disease. 16. Chagas' Disease of the Digestive Tract. 17. Other Diseases caused by Protozoan. Diseases caused by Viruses. 18. Encephalitis caused by Viruses. 19. Other Diseases caused by Viruses. Disease caused by Helminths. 20. Hydatid Disease. 21. Filariasis. 22. Schistosomiasis. 23. Neurocysticercosis. 24. Other Diseases caused by Helminths. Advances in Infection and Inflammation Imaging. 25. The choice of the best radiopharmaceutical to image specific clinical situations in patients with Infection and Inflammation. 26. Fever of Unknown Origin in Adults: General Aspects and the Role of Nuclear Medicine. 27. The Rising Incidence of Invasive Fungal Infections: Is There a Role for Nuclear Medicine? 28. Molecular Imaging of Mononuclear Cell Mediated Inflammation: from Histopatological Findings to Clinical Practice. 29. The Use of Radiolabelled Antibiotics to Localise Inflammation and infection. 30. Labelling Micro-organisms and Parts of Micro-organisms. Index.

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