The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual book cover

The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual

Here’s a handy, portable guide to preventing, evaluating, and managing diseases that can be acquired in tropical environments and foreign countries! Whether you’re a physician, traveler, or both, this respected manual is your perfect source for quick, easy access to the latest travel medicine information. New updates and additional material are presented in a sleek new design that offers rapid access to the content you need. The fourth edition features more critical content than ever before—including new evidence-based recommendations and new maps and illustrations. From pre-travel advice and immunizations to the diagnosis and treatment of a full range of travel-related illnesses, you’ll have all the information you need to avoid, recognize, and treat illnesses acquired away from home in a convenient, pocket size guide.

Infectious Disease Specialists, Family Practitioners and Internists

Paperback, 688 Pages

Published: August 2008

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-2613-6


  • Section 1: Pre-Travel Advice

    01 Approach to Travel Medicine and a Personal Travel Medicine Kit

    02 Urban Medicine: Threats to Health of Travelers to Developing World Cities

    03 Emerging Diseases and the International Traveler

    04 Air Carrier Issues in Travel Medicine

    05 Immunizations For Travelers

    06 Malaria Prevention

    07 Traveler’s Diarrhea: Prevention & Self-Treatment

    08 Water Disinfection

    09 Motion, Cold and Heat Disorders

    Section 2: Advice for Special Travelers’

    10 Altitude Illness

    11 Diving Medicine

    12 Travel Advice for Pediatrics Travelers: Infants, Children and Adolescents

    13 Advice for Women Travelers

    14 Travel & HIV Infection

    15 Travel with Chronic Medical Conditions

    16 Pre-Travel Risk Assessment & Health Advice for Missionaries and Other Long-Term Expatriate Volunteers

    17 The Business Expatriate

    18 Health Screening in Immigrants, Refugees and International Adoptees

    Section 3: Fever

    19 Malaria Diagnosis & Treatment

    20 Travel-Acquired Illnesses Associated with Fever

    21 Viral Hepatitis in Travelers and Immigrants

    22 Leptospirosis

    23 Lyme Disease

    24 Tuberculosis in Travelers and Immigrants

    25 Chagas’ Disease

    26 African Trypanosomiasis (African Sleeping Sickness)

    Section 4: Diarrhea

    27 Approach to Diarrhea in Returned Travelers

    28 Amebiasis, Giardiasis and Other Intestinal Protozoan Infections

    29 Food Poisoning: Toxic Syndromes

    30 Fish and Shellfish Poisoning: Toxic Syndromes

    Section 5: Skin Lesions

    31 Approach to Tropical Dermatology

    32 Acute Skin Reactions and Bacterial Infections

    33 Ectoparasites, Cutaneous Parasites, and Cnidarian Envenomation

    34 Fungal Skin Infections

    35 Leishmaniasis

    36 Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease)

    Section 6: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    37 Sexually transmitted Infections and Foreign Travel

    38 Gonococcal and Chlamydial Genital Infections and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

    39 Syphilis

    40 Genital Ulcer Disease

    Section 7: Worms

    41 Common Intestinal Roundworms

    42 Cestodes: Intestinal and Extraintestinal Tapeworms Infections, including Echinococcocis and Cysticercosis

    43 Filarial Infections

    44 Trematodes

    45 The Eosinophilic Patient with Suspected Parasite Infection


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