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Table of Contents

1 History of tropical medicine, and medicine in the tropics

Section 1: Public Health & Economics

2 Global health

3 Global health governance and tropical diseases

4 The Economic Case for Devoting Public Resources to Health

Section 2: Health Research and Ethics

5 Ethics and Tropical Diseases: Some Global Considerations

Section 3: Epidemiology

6 Issues and challenges of public-health research in developing countries

Section 4: Clinical assessment

7 Emergency and intensive care medicine in resource poor settings

8 Ultrasound in tropical medicine

Section 5: Viral Infection

9 HIV: Epidemiology in the Tropics

10 Clinical Features and Management of HIV/AIDS

11 HIV/AIDS in children

12 HIV/AIDS prevention

13 Viral hepatitis

14 Arbovirus infections

15 Dengue

16 Viral hemorrhagic fevers

17 Rabies

18 Rotavirus and other viral diarrhea

19 Respiratory viruses and atypical bacteria

20 Viral Exanthems

21 Virus infections of the nervous system

Section 6: Bacterial Infections

22 Tropical rickettsial infections

23 Sexually transmitted infections (excluding HIV)

24 Bacterial Enteropathogens (Shigella, dystentery, cholorea, E coli)

25 Salmonella infections

26 Pneumococcal disease

27 Bacterial meningitis

28 Brucellosis

29 Noma, Actinomycisis and Nocardia

30 Bartonellosis, Cat-scratch Disease, Trench Fever, Human Erlichiosis

31 Anthrax

32 Tetanus

33 Plague

34 Melioidosis

35 Diphtheria

36 Endemic treponem

Details

No. of pages:
1360
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders Ltd.
eBook ISBN:
9780702053061
eBook ISBN:
9780702057700
Print ISBN:
9780702051012
Print ISBN:
9780702051029

About the authors

Jeremy Farrar

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; Director, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme, South East Asia Infectious Disease Clinical Research Network, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Peter Hotez

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Professor, Pediatrics and Molecular & Virology and Microbiology, Head, Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics, Director, Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, President, Sabin Vaccine Institute, Houston, Texas, USA

Thomas Junghanss

Affiliations and Expertise

apl Professor and Head, Section Clinical Tropical Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Gagandeep Kang

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

David Lalloo

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Tropical Medicine, Dean of Clinical Sciences and International Public Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK

Nicholas White

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand; Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK