Principles of Medicine in Africa / Edition 3

Principles of Medicine in Africa / Edition 3

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Principles of Medicine in Africa / Edition 3

Fully revised and updated, this new edition of a comprehensive reference reflects an in-depth understanding of current major influences on health and disease in Africa. It includes a greatly expanded section on non-communicable diseases as well as coverage of HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and other major infections in the continent. Compiled by well-known international authorities, it will be an essential text for medical students or personnel requiring the most complete and up-to-date reference book on medicine in Africa. Second Edition published by Oxford University Press Hb (1991): 0-192-61337-5

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ISBN-13: 9780521806169
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/31/2004
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 1462
Product dimensions: 8.62(w) x 10.87(h) x 2.91(d)

About the Author

Eldryd Parry has unrivalled experience of medicine in Africa, having worked in Ghana, Ethiopia and Nigeria, where he was both Professor and Dean of Medicine. He is now Visiting Professor and Honorary Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Chairman of the Tropical Health Education Trust. He was awarded the OBE for services to medical education.

Richard Godfrey was from 1990 to 1993 Professor of Medicine at Moi University in Kenya, and has had overseas consultancies in Kenya and Zambia. Until 2002 he was Consultant Physician and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Southampton University Hospitals, and at present works with Medical Emergency Relief International in programmes concerned with tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa.

David Mabey previously worked as a clinician at the Medical Research Council Laboratories, Gambia from 1978-1986, in charge of clinical services from 1982–6. He is an Hon. Consultant Physician, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London since 1986 and has published approximately 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals, mostly on HIV, other sexually transmitted infections, and trachoma.

Geoffrey Gill has worked extensively in Africa and published widely on chronic disease care in the tropics. He is Reader in the departments of Medicine and Tropical Medicine at the University of Liverpool.

Table of Contents

Part I. Health and Disease: 1. Progress, problems and urban change; 2. People and their environment; 3. Food and nutrition; 4. Refugees and disasters; 5. Managing a health service; With Management and financing of drug supply; Part II. Infection: Section A. General principles: 6. The immune response to infection; 7. The diagnosis and treatment of infection; 8. The control and prevention of infection; 9. The integrated management of childhood illness; 10. Neonatal care; 11. Severe malnutrition; 12. The febrile patient; Section B. Major Common Infections: 13. HIV/AIDS; 14. Sexually transmitted infections; 15. Malaria; 16. Meningitis; 17. Tuberculosis; 18. Pneumonia in adults; 19. Pneumonia and acute respiratory infections in children; 20. Diarrhoea; Section C. Helminths: 21. Intestinal helminths: the burden of disease; 22. Intestinal helminths: epidemiology and clinical features; 23. Cysticercosis; 24. Hydatid disease; 25, Schistosomiasis; 26. Paragonimiasis; 27. Loiasis; 28. Onchocerciasis; 29. Lymphatic filariasis; 30. Guinea worm; 31. Trichinosis; Section D. Protozoa: 32. Leishmaniasis; 33. African trypanosomiasis; 34. Amoebiasis; 35. Intestinal protozoa; Section E. Bacteria: 36. Streptococcus pneumoniae; 37. Streptococcus pyogenes; 38. Staphylococcus aureus; 39. Neisseria meningitidis; 40. Haemophilus influenzae; 41.Tetanus; 42. Pertussis; 43. Diphtheria; 44. Rickettsial infections; 45. Relapsing fever; 46.Yaws and endemic syphilis; 47. Leprosy; 48. Cholera; 49. Typhoid and other salmonella infections; 50. Shigella infection; 51. Brucellosis; 52. Leptospirosis; 53. Plague; 54. Anthrax; Section F. Fungi: 55.Fungal infections; Section G. Viruses: 56. Measles; 57. Dengue; 58. Viral haemorrhagic fevers: yellow fever, Lassa fever, Rift Valley fever, Ebola Marburg fever and Crimean-Congo fever;59. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV); 60. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV); 61. Influenza; 62. Chicken pox; 63. Monkey pox; 64. Poliomyelitis; 65. Rubella; 66. Mumps; 67. Hepatitis viruses; 68. Rabies; Part III. Non-Communicable Diseases: 69. The growing importance of non-communicable disease; 70. Diabetes; 71. Asthma; 72. Hypertension; 73. Stroke; 74. Epilepsy; 75. Organisation of non communicable disease care; Part IV. Diseases of Body Systems: 76. The heart; 77. The lung; 78. Blood; 79. The gut; 80. The liver; 81. The spleen; 82. Body fluids; 83. The kidney; 84. Bones and joints; 85. Endocrine and metabolic disease; 86. The nervous system including stroke; Part V. Medical Aspects of Other Important Conditions in Africa: 87. The pregnant patient; 88. The disturbed patient; 89. The disabled patient; 90. Cancers and lymphomas; 91. Palliative care; 92. Venomous animals; 93. The skin; With Buruli ulcer; 94. The eye; 95. Making the most of the laboratory; 96. The approach to treatment; Part VI. Common Life-Threatening Emergencies: 97. Emergencies.

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