Tropical Infectious Diseases: Principles, Pathogens, & Practice, 2-Volume Set with CD-ROM / Edition 2

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The reference JAMA called "an outstanding contribution" and "must reading" is back in a fully revised New Edition! This 2-volume set presents cutting-edge discussions of scientific principles, pathogenesis, pathophys-iology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention for the full range of tropical infectious diseases. A new bonus CD-ROM, a clinical-focused organization, standardized life-cycle diagrams, and 850 illustrations make vital guidance easy to find and apply.

  • Features new chapters on Tropical Infectious Diseases Spreading Beyond Their Endemic Niches * Delusional Parasitosis * Obstetric Infections in the Tropics * and Barriers to Health.
  • Offers a bonus CD-ROM that contains the full text of the New Edition plus an image bank.
  • Provides a thorough overview of the latest developments in immunology, pathogenesis, genetics of virulence, and new molecular approaches to diagnosis and control.
  • Integrates the expertise of many new contributing authors.
  • Includes many new life-cycle diagrams ... expanded clinical information on malaria
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The current edition of Tropical Infectious Diseases: Principles, Pathogens, and Practice is the second edition of this outstanding textbook, which was originally published in 1999 and has become one of the essential resources for this extensive area of medicine.

The editors have successfully achieved a consistently high quality throughout this multiple-author text, which has a list of contributors that reads like a who's who of the tropical medicine world.

Many of the chapters in this section make very good use of tables to convey comparative aspects of their subject matter, in the tradition of most succesful reference textbooks.

This book, with its excellent multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary style, will appeal to students at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and to clinicians and/or researchers at any stage of their career, and it is certain to become a 'must have' on the bookshelf." - Stuart D Blacksell, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand on behalf of CID January 2007

"Tropical Infectious Diseases, now thankfully published in two volumes totalling nearly 1800 pages, is a superb collection of well-written, well-organised, and authoritative chapters that are as up to date as possible. Almost every chapter is outstanding and some are classics in their own right. There are new and refreshing contributions on social and cultural fators in tropical medicine; on migrant, immigrant, and refugee health; and on tropical infectious diseases in pregnancy. Many of the revised chapters are excellent, particularly those on malaria, respiratory infections, cholera, heaptitis and neurologic disease and those collected in the last of the volumes' three sections, "Practice: Approach to the Patient in the Tropics." This section and the other two - "Principles and General Considerations" and "Pathogens" - are clear and easy to navigate, and the accompanying CD-ROM is invaluable when one is travelling. For a textbook of this size, with more than 200 contributors, there is remarkably little overlap between chapters. The authors represent a who's who of experts on modern tropical infectious diseases, and the editors must have used extraordinary powers of persuasion to get this eclectic group to keep a uniform format and meet deadlines." - New England Medical Journal November 2006

"This impressive and essential resource, now in a new edition, presents thorough coverage of the history, description, and treatment of tropical infectious diseases worldwide, including a wide range that affect non-tropical countries." -SciTech Book News, Bol. 30, No. 2, June 2006


"Provides a sound scientific background for the subsequent consideration of each specific pathogen...
An outstanding contribution and should become a classic in its field. It is must reading for all physicians working in tropical infectious diseases, and should be on the shelves of all physicians in the field of infectious diseases."—JAMA

"Urge my fellow practitioners to run, not walk, to purchase [this] remarkable new textbook...[The] list of contributors from the United States and 16 other countries reads like an international who's who in tropical medicine."—Clinical Infectious Disease

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Winnie Ooi, MD, MPH, DMD (Harvard Medical School)
Description: This is the second edition of an excellent, edited, comprehensive text on the scientific basis for the current understanding of tropical infectious diseases, including their molecular pathogenesis, treatment and control.
Purpose: This book strives to be, and has succeeded in being, the definitive text on the newest concepts of molecular pathogenesis as well as a practical guide to clinical management of tropical infectious diseases. To this end, the addition of a CD-ROM to the second edition has increased its portability when working in a tropical country.
Audience: It is directed toward the clinician practicing in the tropics or one seeing patients with potential exposure to tropical infections. This would include infectious disease physicians and travel medicine practitioners. The authors are all internationally recognized authorities in their fields and in comparison to the first edition; there is a more balanced authorship with more than 60 of the 229 authors from outside the United States.
Features: Several important chapters have been added to the first edition: "Distinguishing Tropical Infectious Diseases from Bioterrorism", "Migrant, Immigrant, and Refugee Health", "Tropical Infectious Disease Concerns in Pregnancy", "Social and Cultural Factors in Tropical Medicine: Reframing our understanding of Disease" and "Nipah and Hendra Viral Infections" amongst others. The existing three sections dealing with the essential disciplines, specific pathogens and the syndromic approach to the patient who may have a tropical infectious disease continue to be well-referenced, well-illustrated and have a clear index.
Assessment: This is a valuable reference text which has been appropriately updated with information and chapters dealing with issues made relevant by recent events (e.g. reappearance of bioterrorism and its relationship to tropical diseases) that have occurred since the first edition was published six years ago. Like the first edition it is clearly written by experts in their respective fields, and contains many tables and algorithms for the clinician. In addition, relevant topics that have been added such as the impact of social and cultural factors on the practice of tropical medicine and the addition of a user friendly CD-ROM make this second edition a worthwhile addition to one's library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443066689
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/19/2005
  • Edition description: 2 Volume Set & CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1936
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard L Guerrant MD
Thomas H Hunter Professor of International Medicine
Director, Center for Global Health, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health
University of Virginia School of Medicine

David H Walker MD
Carmage and Martha Walls Distinguished University Chair in Tropical Diseases
Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases
Professor and Chair,
Department of Pathology
University of Texas Medical Branch

Peter F Weller MD
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor, Immunology and Infectious Diseases Dept, Harvard School of Public Health
Chief, Infectious Disease Division
Vice Chair of Research, Dept. of Medicine

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Table of Contents


1. Principles of Parasitism: Host Parasite Interactions
2. Factors in Influencing Geographic Distribution and Incidence of Tropical Infectious Diseases
3. Epidemiology in Tropical Medicine
4. Population Dynamics of Infectious Diseases in the Tropics
5. Social and Cultural Factors in Tropical Medicine
6. Nutrition-Infection Interaction
7. Micronutrients in Infection
8. Host Genetics and Susceptibility to Infection
9. Disease Eradication and Control
10. Travelers’ and Immigrants; Health
11. Military Populations
12. Vector Biology
13. Animal Poisons in the Tropics
14. Plant Toxins in the Tropics
15. HIV and AIDS in the Tropics
16. Immunology, Host Defense, Immunodeficiencies, and Vaccines
17. Tropical Infectious Diseases and Malignancy
18. Chemotherapy of Parasitic Diseases
19. Chemotherapy of Bacterial, Fungal, and Viral Diseases
20. Surveillance for Emerging Diseases
21. Distinguishing Bioterrorism from Endemic Tropical Infections


A. Bacterial and Mycobacterial Infections

22. Eneric Escherichia coli
23. Typhoid Fever
24. Nontyphoidal Salmonellosis
25. Shigellosis
26. Campylobacter Infections
27. Cholera
28. “Noncholera” Vibrio Infections
29. Enteric Clostridium Infections
30. Helicobacter pylori Infections
31. Meningococcal Infections
32. Genococcal and Other Neisserial Infections
33. Haemophilus Infections
34. Calymmatobacterium granulomatis Infections
35. Pneumococcal Infections
36. Streptococcal and Staphylococcal Infections
37. Pertussis
38. Legionellosis
39. Meliodosis
40. Diptheria
41. Tuberculosis and Atypical Mycobacterial Infections
42. Leprosy
43. Anthrax
44. Bartonelloses
45. Brucellosis
46. Plague
47. Tetanus

B. Spirochetal Infections

48. Treponemal Infections
49. Relapsing Fever
50. Leptospirosis

C. Chlamydial Infections

51. Trachoma
52. Chlamydia trachomatis Infections of the Genital Tract
53. Psittacosis

D. Rickettsial and Ehrlichial Infections

54. Spotted Fever Group Rickettsioses
55. Typhus Group Rickettsioses
56. Scrub Typhus
57. Ehrlichioses
58. Q. Fever

E. Fungal Infections

59. Dermatophytosis
60. Mycetoma
61. Chromoblastomycosis and Phaeohyphomycosis
62. Histoplasmosis, Blastomycosis, Coccidiodomycosis, Paracoccidiodomycosis
63. Penicilliosis marneffei
64. Candid Infections
65. Enomophthoramycosis, Lobomycosis, Rhinosporidiosis, and Sporotrichosis
66. Pneumocystosis

F. Protozoan Infections

67. Enteric Amebiasis
68. Intestinal Flagellate and Ciliate Infections
69. Intestinal Coccidial Infections
70. Malaria
71. Babesiosis
72. African Trypanosomiasis
73. American Trypanosomiasis (Chagas’ Diseases)
74. Leishmaniasis
75. Free-Living Amebae
76. Non-intestinal Flagellates
77. Systemic Coccidian
78. Microsporidiosis

G. Nematode Infections

79. FilariasisLoiasis and Mansonella Infections
80. Onchocerciasis
81. Zoonotic Filariasis
82. Dracunculiasis
83. Toxocariasis and Larva Migrans Syndromes
84. Trichinellosis
85. Angiostrongyliasis
86. Other Tissue Nematode Infections
87. Enterobiasis
88. Trichuriasis
89. Ascariasis
90. Hookworm Infections
91. Strongloidiasis

H. Cestode Infections

92. Overview of Cestode Infections
93. Taeniasis
94. Cysticercosis
95. Diphyllobothriasis
96. Echinococcosis
97. Other Cestode Infections

I. Trematode Infections

98. Schistosomiasis
99. Liver, Lung, and Intestinal Fluke Infections

J. Viral Infections

100. Measles
101. Human Herpesvirus
102. Smallpox and Monkeypox
103. Influenza Virus
104. Enterovirus Infections, Including Poliomyelitis
105. Rotavirus Infections
106. Calicivirus Infectins
107. Astrovirus
108. Hepatitis
109. Overview of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
110. Arenavirus Infections
111. Bunyaviral Fevers
112. Hantavirus Infections
113. Other Bunyavirus Infections
114. Filovirus Infections
115. Yellow Fever
116. Dengue and Dengue Humorrhagic Fever
117. Alphavirus Infectins
118. Rabies

K. Retroviral Infections

119. AIDS and AIDS-Related Infections

L. Ectoparasitic Infections

120. Arthropids, Tongue Worms, Leeches, and Arthropod-Borne Diseases


121. Health Advise to International Travelers
122. Gastrointestinal Symptons
123. Fever and Systemic Symptoms
124. Eosinophilia
125. Cutaneous Lesions
126. Hepatobiliary Diseases
127. Pulmonary Diseases
128. Ocular Diseases
129. Neurologic Diseases
130. Anemia
131. Urologic Symptons
132. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
133. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Coinfecting Tropical Infectious Diseases
134. Travel-Related Health Concerns Associated with Extremes of the Environment

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