Oral Diseases in the Tropics

Oral Diseases in the Tropics

by S. R. Prabhu
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192620088

ISBN-13: 9780192620088

Pub. Date: 01/28/1992

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


This authoritative volume fills a long-standing gap in the world's dental literature. It approaches diseases of the teeth, jaws, mouth, face, and salivary glands from the perspective of disease manifestations, causes, and mechanisms as they exist in tropical countries and in many developing countries. The information given is also relevant to those in developed…  See more details below

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This authoritative volume fills a long-standing gap in the world's dental literature. It approaches diseases of the teeth, jaws, mouth, face, and salivary glands from the perspective of disease manifestations, causes, and mechanisms as they exist in tropical countries and in many developing countries. The information given is also relevant to those in developed countries as comparisons can be made with non-tropical diseases, and with similar manifestations outside tropical regions. This comprehensive work also covers other disease processes common in tropical populations and explains their oral manifestations, and the way they modify primary orofacial diseases. The emphasis throughout is on the interaction between oral and systemic disease, and methods to improve diagnosis, and to boost prevention and treatment of oral diseases both in the tropics and in temperate regions are suggested.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192620088
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Series:
Oxford Medical Publications Series
Pages:
824
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 11.25(h) x 1.62(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Pt. IHealth and disease in the tropics
1The tropical environment3
2The epidemiology of health and disease in the tropics14
3The science of epidemiology24
Pt. IIAnthropological, environmental, and cultural aspects of tropical oral health
4Physical growth and adaptation in the tropics with special reference to the craniofacial structures33
5Anthropological aspects of dental morphology with special reference to tropical populations45
6Variability of occlusal traits in tropical populations59
7Endemic dental fluorosis68
8Disorders due to tropical climates80
9Traditional, cultural, and ritual practices involving the teeth and orofacial soft tissues91
Pt. IIITropical diseases and their oral manifestations
AInfectious diseases in the tropics
10Helminthic diseases125
11Protozoal infections141
12Fungal infections154
13Bacterial infections due to cocci180
AInfections Due to Staphylococci180
BInfections Due to Streptococci182
CInfections Due to Neisseriae190
14Bacterial infections due to mycobacteria195
ATuberculosis195
BLeprosy (Hansen's Disease)202
15Bacterial infections due to spirochaetes215
16Bacterial infections due to Actinomyces and Nocardia232
17Bacterial infections due to Corynebacteria237
18Bacterial infections due to Clostridia239
19Bacterial infections due to entero-bacteriaceae and Vibrio243
20Bacterial infections due to Yersinia and Francisella247
21Bacterial infections due to Haemophilus, Bordetella, and Brucella249
22Bacterial infections due to Pseudomonas252
23Bacterial infections due to Rickettsia and Chlamydia255
24Bacterial infections due to Mycoplasma259
25Mixed bacterial infections of oral tissues: fusospirochaetal diseases260
26Viral infections271
27Miscellaneous infections and other diseases of tropical interest299
BNon-infectious diseases in the tropics
28Nutritional diseases in the tropics309
29Anaemias in the tropics325
30Haemoglobinopathies and thalassaemias in the tropics340
31Bleeding disorders of tropical interest345
32Endocrine disorders in the tropics354
Pt. IVOral and salivary gland neoplasms in tropical populations
33Odontogenic neoplasms and hamartomas367
34Benign neoplasms and tumour-like lesions of the oral soft tissues386
35Benign neoplasms of the jaw-bones399
36Oral precancerous lesions and conditions of tropical interest402
37Oral squamous cell carcinoma429
38Burkitt's lymphoma449
39Malignant neoplasms of the oral soft tissues459
40Malignant neoplasms of the jaw-bones including those metastatic to the region470
41Salivary gland neoplasms478
42The leukaemias487
43Experimental aspects of oral carcinogenesis492
44The immunology of oral cancer502
45Current concepts in the management of oral cancer510
Pt. VOther oral and dental diseases in the tropics
46Clefts of the maxillofacial skeleton525
47Craniofacial anomalies of genetic origin531
48Developmental disorders of the teeth543
49Dental caries553
50Disease dynamics of the dentine, pulp, and periapical tissues582
51Inflammatory periodontal diseases598
52Developmental anomalies of oral soft tissues634
53Non-microbial inflammatory oral mucosal lesions643
54Connective tissue hyperplasias of the mucosa657
55Non-neoplastic disorders of the salivary glands665
56Odontogenic infections of the jaw-bones and related structures674
57Developmental and inflammatory cysts of the jaws686
58Fibro-osseous and other lesions of the jaw-bones715
59Diseases and disorders of the temporo-mandibular joint732
60Maxillofacial injuries741
61Forensic odontology752
Appendix A. Advice to travellers to the tropics765
Appendix B. Normal reference values of interest to the tropical dental practitioner770
Index775

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