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Contributors, vii Preface, ix List of abbreviations, x New drug names, xiii How to use your textbook, xiv About the companion website, xvii Part 1 A general approach to syndromes/symptom complexes, 1 1 Gastrointestinal presentations, 3 2 Respiratory presentations, 11 3 Neurological presentations, 16 4 Febrile presentations, 24 5 Dermatological presentations, 29 6 The patient with anaemia, 33 7 A syndromic approach to sexually transmitted infections, 38 8 Splenomegaly in the tropics, 47 Part 2 Major tropical infections, 51 9 Malaria, 53 10 Visceral leishmaniasis, 70 11 Cutaneous leishmaniasis, 77 12 Tuberculosis, 82 13 HIV infection and disease in the tropics, 96 14 Onchocerciasis, filariasis and loiasis, 126 15 African trypanosomiasis, 141 16 South American trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease), 148 17 Schistosomiasis, 151 18 Leprosy, 163 Part 3 Other tropical diseases, 175 19 Amoebiasis, 177 20 Bacillary dysentery, 183 21 Cholera, 186 22 Giardiasis and other intestinal protozoal infections, 190 23 Intestinal cestode infections (tapeworms) including cysticercosis, 195 24 Soil-transmitted helminths, 199 25 Viral hepatitis, 205 26 Liver and intestinal flukes, 214 27 Hydatid disease, 218 28 Pneumonia, 222 29 Lung flukes, 229 30 Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia, 231 31 Pyogenic meningitis, 233 32 Cryptococcal meningitis, 241 33 Encephalitis, 243 34 Acute flaccid paralysis, 248 35 Spastic paralysis, 251 36 Rabies, 254 37 Tetanus, 259 38 Brucellosis, 262 39 Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers, 267 40 Arboviruses, 273 41 Viral haemorrhagic fevers, 276 42 Dengue and yellow fever, 283 43 Relapsing fevers, 289 44 Rickettsial infections, 292 45 Leptospirosis, 294 46 Melioidosis, 297 47 Tropical ulcer, 299 48 Buruli ulcer, 301 49 Myiasis, 305 50 Cutaneous larva migrans, 307 51 Scabies and lice, 309 52 Strongyloidiasis, 311 53 Guinea worm infection (dracunculiasis), 315 54 Histoplasmosis, 317 55 Other fungal infections, 319 56 Haemoglobinopathies and red cell enzymopathies, 321 57 Haematinic deficiencies, 326 58 Bites and stings, 330 59 Non-communicable diseases, 334 60 Refugee health, 351 61 Syndromes of malnutrition, 358 62 Eye disease in the tropics, 364 63 Neglected tropical diseases, 372 Index, 381

About the Author

Nick Beeching is Senior Lecturer in Infectious Diseases at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Geoff Gill is Emeritus Professor of International Medicine, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

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This is a comprehensive review of many tropical diseases, appropriately updated from the previous edition, that accomplishes its educational purpose by presenting material in a way that makes learning uncomplicated and enhancing it with online materials and multiple-choice questions. (Doody s, 9 January 2015)

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