The book presents a concise account of conditions which cause serious tropical disease in many people and which are amenable to treatment and control. Its emphasis is on practical aspects of problem solving in tropical medicine, based on over thirty years of experience. The book is intended to be a practical companion to tropical studies. It includes case presentations and includes self-assessment questions at the end of most chapters.
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Lecture Notes on Tropical Medicine is a core text with an emphasis on the clinical aspects of problem-solving in the tropics. This new, revised edition includes a more global and syndromic approach to tropical medicine.Section A covers clinical presentations according to body systems and syndromic approaches, so that the reader can go straight to the relevant section for clues to the likely diagnosis. Section B gives core knowledge & clinical advice on the major tropical infections such as malaria and leprosy. The final section covers other tropical diseases, grouped by main body system of presentation, which includes cholera, hepatitis and scabies amongst others.Additionally, this edition includes new chapters that broaden the traditional scope of 'tropical medicine'. These include a chapter on HIV & Aids which reflects the impact that these have had on the tropics, a chapter on non-communicable diseases and their management, as well as a new chapter on refugee health that covers humanitarian emergencies, control of epidemics as well as health assessment of asylum seekers. As always, carefully selected colour plates and an increased number of illustrations, effectively portray clinical conditions.This fifth edition of Lecture Notes on Tropical Medicine is a very practical companion for the increasing number of medical students and junior doctors who have the opportunity to practice medicine in the tropics. It is also a key resource for clinicians who see patients with 'tropical' disorders. All in all Lecture Notes on Tropical Medicine remains the best core text on tropical medicine.From the Back Cover:
Lectures Notes on Tropical Medicine remains the best core text on tropical medicine for all students and clinicians visiting the tropics. It presents a concise account of the important tropical diseases and concentrates on practical aspects of problem-solving in tropical medicine. Intended as a practical companion to tropical studies the pragmatic style is supplemented by numerous case studies and self-assessment questions. This edition has been completely revised, and for the first time Dr Bell is joined by a distinguished group of co-authors. The sections on AIDS is the tropics and an entirely new section on the chronic cough, including tuberculosis, have received particular attention.
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Descripción Blackwell Science Inc, 1991. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0632024550