Oral Diseases in the Tropics

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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.
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"There is no disputing that this is an important book, and most scholars of early modern England would benefit greatly from reading it. It supplies a model of good and clear writing, and a treasure house of fascinating anecdote and arresting insight. A significant addition to scholarship, and a highly entertaining and enlightening read."--Sixteenth Century Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192620088
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Series: Oxford Medical Publications Series
  • Pages: 824
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 11.25 (h) x 1.62 (d)

Meet the Author

The University of Adelaide, Honorary Senior Visiting Specialist, Adelaide Dental Hospital, Adelaide, Australia, and Visiting Professor of Tropical Oral Pathology, College of Dental Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

The University of Adelaide, Honorary Senior Visiting Specialist, Adelaide Dental Hospital, and Visiting Specialist, Institute of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Adelaide

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay

Royal College of Surgeons, London

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Pt. I Health and disease in the tropics
1 The tropical environment 3
2 The epidemiology of health and disease in the tropics 14
3 The science of epidemiology 24
Pt. II Anthropological, environmental, and cultural aspects of tropical oral health
4 Physical growth and adaptation in the tropics with special reference to the craniofacial structures 33
5 Anthropological aspects of dental morphology with special reference to tropical populations 45
6 Variability of occlusal traits in tropical populations 59
7 Endemic dental fluorosis 68
8 Disorders due to tropical climates 80
9 Traditional, cultural, and ritual practices involving the teeth and orofacial soft tissues 91
Pt. III Tropical diseases and their oral manifestations
A Infectious diseases in the tropics
10 Helminthic diseases 125
11 Protozoal infections 141
12 Fungal infections 154
13 Bacterial infections due to cocci 180
A Infections Due to Staphylococci 180
B Infections Due to Streptococci 182
C Infections Due to Neisseriae 190
14 Bacterial infections due to mycobacteria 195
A Tuberculosis 195
B Leprosy (Hansen's Disease) 202
15 Bacterial infections due to spirochaetes 215
16 Bacterial infections due to Actinomyces and Nocardia 232
17 Bacterial infections due to Corynebacteria 237
18 Bacterial infections due to Clostridia 239
19 Bacterial infections due to entero-bacteriaceae and Vibrio 243
20 Bacterial infections due to Yersinia and Francisella 247
21 Bacterial infections due to Haemophilus, Bordetella, and Brucella 249
22 Bacterial infections due to Pseudomonas 252
23 Bacterial infections due to Rickettsia and Chlamydia 255
24 Bacterial infections due to Mycoplasma 259
25 Mixed bacterial infections of oral tissues: fusospirochaetal diseases 260
26 Viral infections 271
27 Miscellaneous infections and other diseases of tropical interest 299
B Non-infectious diseases in the tropics
28 Nutritional diseases in the tropics 309
29 Anaemias in the tropics 325
30 Haemoglobinopathies and thalassaemias in the tropics 340
31 Bleeding disorders of tropical interest 345
32 Endocrine disorders in the tropics 354
Pt. IV Oral and salivary gland neoplasms in tropical populations
33 Odontogenic neoplasms and hamartomas 367
34 Benign neoplasms and tumour-like lesions of the oral soft tissues 386
35 Benign neoplasms of the jaw-bones 399
36 Oral precancerous lesions and conditions of tropical interest 402
37 Oral squamous cell carcinoma 429
38 Burkitt's lymphoma 449
39 Malignant neoplasms of the oral soft tissues 459
40 Malignant neoplasms of the jaw-bones including those metastatic to the region 470
41 Salivary gland neoplasms 478
42 The leukaemias 487
43 Experimental aspects of oral carcinogenesis 492
44 The immunology of oral cancer 502
45 Current concepts in the management of oral cancer 510
Pt. V Other oral and dental diseases in the tropics
46 Clefts of the maxillofacial skeleton 525
47 Craniofacial anomalies of genetic origin 531
48 Developmental disorders of the teeth 543
49 Dental caries 553
50 Disease dynamics of the dentine, pulp, and periapical tissues 582
51 Inflammatory periodontal diseases 598
52 Developmental anomalies of oral soft tissues 634
53 Non-microbial inflammatory oral mucosal lesions 643
54 Connective tissue hyperplasias of the mucosa 657
55 Non-neoplastic disorders of the salivary glands 665
56 Odontogenic infections of the jaw-bones and related structures 674
57 Developmental and inflammatory cysts of the jaws 686
58 Fibro-osseous and other lesions of the jaw-bones 715
59 Diseases and disorders of the temporo-mandibular joint 732
60 Maxillofacial injuries 741
61 Forensic odontology 752
Appendix A. Advice to travellers to the tropics 765
Appendix B. Normal reference values of interest to the tropical dental practitioner 770
Index 775
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