Key Features

  • Examines the full range of tropical skin diseases, both common and rare, as well as issues for travelers, important considerations for people working in the tropics, and non-infectious conditions.
  • Makes guidance easy to find and apply with consistently organized, templated chapters.
  • Illustrates the appearance of disease with color artwork and hundreds of color photographs.
  • Structures clinical guidance by disease rather than by microbe or "bug".
  • Integrates the knowledge and experience of internationally recognized experts in dermatology from the United States, Europe, South America, Africa, and Asia.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Syndromal tropical dermatology

1.1 Sexually transmitted diseases

1.2 Fever and rash

1.3 Ulcers

1.4 Rash and esinophilia

Chapter 2 Issues for travelers

2.1 Pre Travel advice

2.2 Post Travel advice

Chapter 3 Working in the tropics

3.1 Preparing oneself

3.2 Traditional therapies

3.3 Diagnostic and therapeutic considerations

3.4 Population dermatology

3.5 Geographic considerations


Section Protozoa

Chapter 4 Trypanosomes

Chapter 5 Leishmaniasis

Chapter 6 Amebiaisis

Section Helminths

Chapter 7 Nematodal Helminths

7.1 Filarialiasis

7.2 Onchocerciasis

7.3 Laosis

Chapter 8 Other helminths

8.1 Dracunculiasis

8.2 Cutaneous larva migrans

8.3 Trichinellosis

Chapter 9 Cestodes

Chapter 10 Trematodes

Section Viral Infections

Chapter 11 HIV and associated disorders

Chapter 12 Hemorrhagic fevers

12.1 Old world - African and Asian

12.2 New world

12.3 Dengue

12.4 Yellow fever

Chapter 13 Poxviruses

Chapter 14 Measles

Chapter 15 HTLV-1

Chapter 16 Tropical manifestations of common viral infections (HPV's and HHV's)

Section Fungal Infections

Chapter 17 Superficial mycoses

Chapter 18 Subcutaneous fungal infections

18.1 Mycetoma

18.2 Sporothricosis

18.3 Chromoblastomycosis

18.4 Rhinosporidiosis

18.5 Lobomycosis

18.6 Zygomycosis

Chapter 19 Systemic fungal infections

19.1 Histoplasmosis

19.2 Coccidiodes

19.3 Blastomycosis

19.4 Paracoccidioimycosis

19.5 Penicilliosis

Section Bacterial infections

Chapter 20 Meningococcal disease

Chapter 21 Staphylococ


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About the authors

Steven Tyring

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Omar Lupi

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Dermatology, Universidade Fereral do Estado do Rio de Janeiro; Professor of Internal Medicine, Universidade do Estdo do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Adjunct Professor of Dermatology (UNI-RIO), Rio de Janeiro/Brazil. Professor of Dermatology - Post-Graduate Course of Dermatology, Instito de Dermatologia Prof. Azulay/SCMRJ, PGRJ and UFRJ

Ulrich Hengge

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Dermatology, Allergology and Venereology, Dept. of Dermatology, University of Duesseldorf

Ulrich Hengge

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Dermatology, Allergology and Venereology, Dept. of Dermatology, University of Duesseldorf