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Tropical Diseases A Practical Guide for Medical Practitioners and Students


  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199997909
  • Year: 2013
  • Pages: 416

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Tropical Diseases outlines the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases encountered in developing regions—-areas where the unexpected can occur and where Western medical capabilities are often unavailable. Taking a pragmatic approach, it is an invaluable reference and resource for medical professionals and students travelling abroad or working in unfamiliar terrain.

Diseases profiled here include a brief historical background, main signs and symptoms, and practical methods of individual prevention and treatment. Additional features include:

– Over 60 maps depicting the geographic origins and modern distribution of tropical diseases
– A classification scheme for parasitic diseases according to the location of the final parasitic stage in the human body
– Clinical case studies

For the new or experienced health care provider, Tropical Diseases is a handy, practical guide to treating and avoiding disease in any environment.

  • A concise and practical guide to the clinical classification of tropical diseases
  • Many brief and typical clinical vignettes describing authentic cases
  • Over 60 maps depicting the location origins and modern distribution of tropical diseases
  • Offers treatment recommendations relevant to working conditions in resource-limited tropical areas
  • Focused on symptoms, treatment, and prevention
  • A classification scheme for parasitic diseases according to the final stage of parasite location in the human body
  • Therapeutic recommendations considering conditions in developing countries
  • Disease and symptoms indexes
  • Sorted alphabetically for easy reference