Tropical Diseases, An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics - E-Book

Tropical Diseases, An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics - E-Book

by Alimuddin Zumla BSc.MBChB.MSc.PhD.FRCP(Lond).FRCP(Edin).FRCPath(UK), Jennifer Keiser MSc, Phd

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455744107
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 06/11/2012
Series: The Clinics: Internal Medicine , #26
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Dr. Keiser holds a diploma in Pharmacy and a Ph.D. degree in Medical Parasitology from the University of Basel. She completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at Princeton University, New Jersey, U.S.A. in 2003.
Her research interests include in vitro and in vivo evaluation of compounds for activity against food-borne trematodiasis, schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis, preclinical studies of pharmacokinetics and metabolism, drug resistance, mechanism of action studies and proof-of concept clinical trials. Dr. Keiser has published more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed literature.

Table of Contents

Preface: Tropical Diseases Alimuddin Zumla Jennifer Keiser xv

Tropical Diseases: Definition, Geographic Distribution, Transmission, and Classification Alimuddin Zumla Andrew Ustianowski 195

Venomous Bites, Stings, and Poisoning David A. Warrell 207

Transplant-Associated and Blood Transfusion-Associated Tropical and Parasitic Infections Clarisse Martins Machado José Eduardo Levi 225

Malaria: An Update for Physicians Behzad Nadjim Ron H. Behrens 243

Human African Trypanosomiasis Reto Brun Johannes Blum 261

American Trypanosomiasis (Chagas Disease) Anis Rassi Jr Anis Rassi Joffre Marcondes de Rezende 275

Cutaneous and Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis Hiro Goto José Angelo Lauletta Lindoso 293

Visceral Leishmaniasis Johan van Griensven Ermias Diro 309

Protozoan Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract Stephen G. Wright 323

Nematode Infections: Soil-Transmitted Helminths and Trichinella Stefanie Knopp Peter Steinmann Jennifer Keiser Jürg Utzinger 341

Nematode Infections: Filariases Stefanie Knopp Peter Steinmann Christoph Hatz Jennifer Keiser Jürg Utzinger 359

Schistosomiasis Bruno Gryseels 383

Trematode Infections: Liver and Lung Flukes Thomas Fürst Urs Duthaler Banchop Sripa Jürg Utzinger Jennifer Keiser 399

Cestode Infestations: Hydatid Disease and Cysticercosis Enrico Brunetti A. Clinton White Jr 421

Tropical Bacterial Gastrointestinal Infections Sadia Shakoor Anita K. M. Zaidi Rumina Hasan 437

Vector-Borne Rickettsioses in North Africa Tahar Kerniff Cristina Socolovschi Idir Bitam Didier Raoult Philippe Parola 455

Arboviruses and Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (VHF) Eyal Meltzer 479

Tropical Fungal Infections Li Yang Hsu Limin Wijaya Ester Shu-Ting Ng Eduardo Gotuzzo 497

Laboratory Diagnosis of Tropical Infections Bryan H. Schmitt Jon E. Rosenblatt Bobbi S. Pritt 513

Index 555

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