Rapid Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine / Edition 1

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Overview

Rapid Infectious Diseases is the fourth book to appear in the Rapid series. Each book is designed for short revision covering key facts in a simple and memorable fashion, using well-thought out mnemonics to aid recall

This new text provides students in the run-up to exams with a comprehensive review of possible causes for symptoms and conditions as well as the key facts of around 100 diseases, following the Rapid mnemonic. There will also be an appendix giving details of immunisations as well as a list of Further Reading and useful web sites.

Clinical students working on Emergency Medicine and General Practice attachments will find this book extremely useful. It may also interest those planning electives abroad. Junior doctors and GPs will find this a handy resource for quick access to information on the symptoms and diseases they may encounter in the clinical setting.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Mary Fines Ricardo-Dukelow, MD (Univ of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine)
Description: This book covers common infectious diseases and tropical medicine in a brief outline format. Each pathogen is described in the same way: definition, etiology, association, risk factors, epidemiology, history, physical examination, pathology, investigations, management, complications, and prognosis.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a source of rapid identification of key features of infectious diseases organized in a simple and easily accessible way. The book is simply a structured outline form of highlights of common pathogens. The book possibly meets the author's objectives and clearly gives only a "brief" overview.
Audience: The book is intended for medical students, junior doctors, general practitioners, and emergency medical staff treating patients in primary care situations. It may benefit other medical students who need to memorize details regarding key pathogens. The author is a medical student.
Features: The book is divided into four main categories, the first of which includes pathogens that specifically affect certain systems, i.e., upper respiratory tract, lower respiratory tract, gastrointestinal etc. The second section is referred to as the "etiologic agents," in which organisms are classified into categories such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, etc. The third section is divided into diseases that are commonly encountered in infectious diseases and each pathogen is described in the same format. The fourth and final section is an appendix of immunizations, malaria prophylaxis, antibiotic prophylaxis, and treatment. The third section is helpful as a means for quick memorization of key features of each pathogen and the appendix is quick reference guide for prophylaxis therapy.
Assessment: This book is a brief and quick source for key features to common infectious diseases. It can be used for a brief overview, nothing more. It is easy to read and has somewhat helpful tables to assist with categorizing pathogens.
From the Publisher
Published Reviews of the First Edition

"This book is a brief and quick source for key features to common infectious diseases. It can be used for a brief overview, nothing more. It is easy to read and has somewhat helpful tables to assist with categorizing pathogens."

MD, Creighton University Medical Center
Doody's Book Reviews


1 Star from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405113250
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/5/2004
  • Series: Rapid Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.

List of Abbreviations.

Rapid Series Mnemonic.

Part 1: Signs & Symptoms.

Fever.

Sepsis.

Cardiovascular.

Upper Respiratory Tract / ENT.

Lower Respiratory Tract.

Gastrointestinal.

Hepatitis.

Urinary Tract infection.

Genitourinary.

Central Nervous System.

Eyes.

Skin and soft tissue infection.

Bone and joint infetcion.

Immunocompromised host.

Part 2: Aetiological Agents.

Viruses.

Bacteria.

Mycobacteria.

Fungi.

Protozoa.

Helminths.

Spirochetes.

Other organisms.

Higher organisms.

Ectoparasites.

Part 3: Diseases (A-Z).

Notifiable diseases.

Actinomycosis.

Adenovirus.

Alphaviruses.

Amoebiasis.

Anaerobes.

Anthrax.

Aspergillosis.

Atypical mycobacteria.

Babesiosis.

Bacillus cereus.

Bacterial vaginosis.

Bartonellosis.

Blastomycosis.

Botulism.

Brucellosis.

Campylobacter jejuni.

Candidiasis.

Capnocytophaga.

Chlamydiae.

Chickenpox, shingles.

Cholera.

Coccidiomycosis.

Common cold.

Coxsackie & Echoviruses.

Cryptococcosis.

Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, Isospora, Microspora.

Dengue.

Dermatophytes.

Diphtheria.

Ectoparasites.

Ehrlichosis.

Filiariasis, Dracunculiasis, Trichinosis.

Gangrene.

Giardia.

Glandular fever.

Gonorrhoea.

Gram negative bacteria.

Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (E. coli O157).

Haemophilus spp.

Hantaviruses.

Helicobacter pylori.

Hepatitis A.

Hepatitis B & D.

Hepatitis C.

Hepatitis E.

Herpes viruses.

Histoplasmosis.

HIV 1 & 2.

HTLV1 & 2.

Influenza & Parainfluenza viruses.

Japanese B encephalitis.

Legionellosis.

Leishmaniasis.

Leprosy.

Leptospirosis.

Listeriosis.

Lyme disease.

Malaria.

Measles.

Meningococcus.

Molluscum contagiosum.

Mucormycosis.

Mumps.

Mycoplasma spp.

Nocardia.

Papillomavirus.

Parvovirus B19.

Pasteurella.

Plague.

Pneumocystis carinii.

Polio.

Polyoma viruses.

Prions.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Q fever.

Rabies.

Rat bite fevers.

Respiratory syncitial virus.

Roundworms.

Rubella.

Salmonellosis.

Schistosomiasis.

Scrub typhus.

Shigellosis.

Smallpox.

Sporothrix.

Spotted fevers.

Staphylococcus spp.

Streptococcus spp.

Syphilis.

Tapeworms.

Tetanus.

Tick borne encephalitis.

Toxoplasmosis.

Treponema.

Trichomoniasis.

Trypanosomiasis.

Tuberculosis.

Tuleraemia.

Viral gastroenteritis.

Viral haemorrhagic fevers.

Visceral larva migrans.

Whooping cough.

Yellow fever.

Yersiniosis.

Appendix I: Immunisations and Malaria prophylaxis.

Appendix II: Antibiotics (therapy and prophylaxis) and needlestick prophylaxis.

Sources and Further Reading

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