Tropical Infectious Diseases - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780702039355, 9781437737776

Tropical Infectious Diseases

3rd Edition

Principles, Pathogens and Practice (Expert Consult - Online and Print)

Authors: Richard Guerrant David Walker Peter Weller
Hardcover ISBN: 9780702039355
eBook ISBN: 9781437737776
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 5th April 2011
Page Count: 1156


Tropical Infectious Diseases: Principles, Pathogens and Practice, by Drs. Richard L. Guerrant, David H. Walker, and Peter F. Weller, delivers the expert, encyclopedic guidance you need to overcome the toughest clinical challenges in diagnosing and treating diseases caused by infectious agents from tropical regions. Sweeping updates to this 3rd edition include vaccines, SARS, hepatitis A-E, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, tick-borne encephalitis and Omsk hemorrhagic fever, human papilloma virus, and mucormycosis. New full-color images throughout allow you to more accurately view the clinical manifestations of each disease and better visualize the life cycles of infectious agents. And, full-text online access at enables you to perform quick searches and rapidly locate and download images. Definitive, state-of-the-art coverage of pathophysiology as well as clinical management makes this the reference you’ll want to consult - online and in print - whenever you are confronted with tropical infections, whether familiar or unfamiliar!

Key Features

  • Obtain complete and trustworthy advice from hundreds of the leading experts on tropical diseases worldwide, including cutting-edge summaries of pathophysiology and epidemiology as well as clinical management.


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About the Author

Richard Guerrant

Richard L Guerrant MD

Thomas H Hunter Professor of International Medicine

Director, Center for Global Health, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health

University of Virginia School of Medicine




Affiliations and Expertise

Thomas H. Hunter Professor of International Medicine; Chief, Division of Geographic and International Medicine; Director, Office of International Health, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA Thomas H. Hunter Professor of International Medicine

David Walker

David H Walker MD

Carmage and Martha Walls Distinguished University Chair in Tropical Diseases

Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases

Professor and Chair,

Department of Pathology

University of Texas Medical Branch




Affiliations and Expertise

Carmage and Martha Walls Distinguished Chair of Tropical Diseases; Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathology; Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX

Peter Weller

Peter F Weller MD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Professor, Immunology and Infectious Diseases Dept, Harvard School of Public Health

Chief, Infectious Disease Division

Vice Chair of Research, Dept. of Medicine




Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Co-Chief, Infectious Disease Division; Vice Chair of Research, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA


"A superb collection of well-written, well-organized, and authoritative chapters that are as up to date as possible. Almost every chapter is outstanding and some are classics in their own right. The authors represent a who's who of experts on modern tropical infectious diseases." – The New England Journal of Medicine, review of the 2nd Edition

"This is the third edition of an excellent, edited, comprehensive book that presents the scientific basis for the current understanding of tropical infectious diseases. This book succeeds in its effort to be the definitive work on the newest concepts in the field as well as a practical guide to clinical management of tropical infectious diseases. The addition of new topics, such as vaccines and new pathogens, make this update a worthwhile addition to one's library."

— Winnie Ooi, MD, MPH, DMD, Harvard Medical School

4 Star - Doody Rating, March 2013