Prevent, evaluate, and manage diseases that can be acquired in tropical environments and foreign countries with The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual. This pragmatic, pocket-sized resource equips medical providers with the knowledge they need to offer effective aid, covering key topics in pre- and post-travel medicine, caring for immigrants and refugees, and working in low-resource settings. It's also the perfect source for travelers seeking quick, easy access to the latest travel medicine information.
New to this edition
Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, images, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
Evidence-based appendix, available at Expert Consult, helps to validate treatments.
Highlights new evidence and content surrounding mental health and traveling.
Covers emerging hot topics such as Ebola virus disease, viral hemorrhagic fevers, the role of point-of-care testing in travel medicine, and antibiotic-resistant bacteria in returning travelers and students traveling abroad.
Includes an enhanced drug appendix in the back of the book.
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
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
36 Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease)
Section 6: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
37 Sexually transmitted Infections and Foreign Travel
38 Gonococcal and Chlamydial Genital Infections and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
40 Genital Ulcer Disease
Section 7: Worms
41 Common Intestinal Roundworms
42 Cestodes: Intestinal and Extraintestinal Tapeworms Infections, including Echinococcocis and Cysticercosis
43 Filarial Infections
45 The Eosinophilic Patient with Suspected Parasite Infection
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