The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-08-01
  • Publisher: SAUNDERS W B CO

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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. 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 the most recent developments in tropical and travel medicine to keep you current. Includes new maps and improved images to provide visual displays of the information. Highlights major issues in new chapters such as Urban Medicine: Threats to Health of Travelers to Developing World Cities; Pre-Travel Risk Assessment and Health Advice for Missionaries and Other Long-Term Expatriate Volunteers; Trematodes; and others.

Table of Contents

Pre-Travel Advice
Approach to Travel Medicine and a Personal Travel Medicine Kit
Urban Medicine: Threats to Health of Travelers to Developing World Cities
Emerging Diseases and the International Traveler
Air Carrier Issues in Travel Medicine
Immunizations For Travelers
Malaria Prevention
Traveler's Diarrhea: Prevention & Self-Treatment
Water Disinfection
Motion, Cold and Heat Disorders
Advice for Special Travelers'
Altitude Illness
Diving Medicine
Travel Advice for Pediatrics Travelers: Infants, Children and Adolescents
Advice for Women Travelers
Travel & HIV Infection
Travel with Chronic Medical Conditions
Pre-Travel Risk Assessment & Health Advice for Missionaries and Other Long-Term Expatriate Volunteers
The Business Expatriate
Health Screening in Immigrants, Refugees and International Adoptees
Malaria Diagnosis & Treatment
Travel-Acquired Illnesses Associated with Fever
Viral Hepatitis in Travelers and Immigrants
Lyme Disease
Tuberculosis in Travelers and Immigrants
Chagas' Disease
African Trypanosomiasis (African Sleeping Sickness)
Approach to Diarrhea in Returned Travelers
Amebiasis, Giardiasis and Other Intestinal Protozoan Infections
Food Poisoning: Toxic Syndromes
Fish and Shellfish Poisoning: Toxic Syndromes
Skin Lesions
Approach to Tropical Dermatology
Acute Skin Reactions and Bacterial Infections
Ectoparasites, Cutaneous Parasites, and Cnidarian Envenomation
Fungal Skin Infections
Leprosy (Hansen's Disease)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually transmitted Infections and Foreign Travel
Gonococcal and Chlamydial Genital Infections and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Genital Ulcer Disease
Common Intestinal Roundworms
Cestodes: Intestinal and Extraintestinal Tapeworms Infections, including Echinococcocis and Cysticercosis
Filarial Infections
The Eosinophilic Patient with Suspected Parasite Infection
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