The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual

4th Edition

Authors: Elaine Jong Christopher Sanford
Paperback ISBN: 9781416026136
eBook ISBN: 9781437710694
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 5th August 2008
Page Count: 688

Description

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.

Key Features

  • Illustrates key concepts with visual guidance from dynamic new images.

  • Offers evidence-based treatment recommendations to enable you to manage diseases confidently.

  • Provides access to need-to-know information quickly in a convenient, pocket size for excellent portability.

  • Features 7 major sections, color-coded for quick answers:
    • Pre-travel Advice
    • Advice for Special Travelers
    • Fever
    • Diarrhea
    • Skin Lesions
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    • Worms

Table of Contents

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 Disea

Details

No. of pages:
688
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781437710694
Paperback ISBN:
9781416026136

About the Author

Elaine Jong

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor of Medicine; Director, Hall Health Primary Care Center; Medical Director, UW Campus Health Services; Director Emeritus, UW Travel & Tropical Medicine Clinic, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA

Christopher Sanford

Affiliations and Expertise

Co-Director, University of Washington Travel Clinic at Hall Health Center; Associate Professor, Family Medicine; Associate Professor, Global Health