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Tropical Medicine Notebook


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Section 1: Bacterial infections of relevance to the tropics 1: Summary of medically important bacteria 2: Infections caused by Gram positive bacteria 3: Infections caused by Gram negative bacteria 4: Infections caused by Spirochaetes 5: Infections caused by Mycobacteria 6: Infections caused by obligate intracellular bacteria Section 2: Viral infections of relevance to the tropics 7: Summary of medically important viruses 8: Infections caused by DNA viruses 9: Infections caused by RNA viruses Section 3: Fungal infections of relevance to the tropics 10: Summary of fungal infections 11: Fungal infections Section 4: Helminth infections of relevance to the tropics 12: Trematodes (flukes) 13: Cestodes (tapeworms) 14: Nematodes (roundworms) Section 5: Protozoal infections of relevance to the tropics 15: Systemic protozoal infection 16: Protozoal infection of the gut Section 6: Vectors and ectoparasites 17: Vectors Section 7: Disease syndromes occurring in the tropics 18: Infections classified by organ system Section 8: Envenomation 19: Snake bite 20: Other bites and stings

About the Author

Philippa C. Matthews did her undergraduate medical training in Nottingham. Having decided on a career in clinical infection, she studied for the Diploma of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool, and then travelled to Malawi to gain clinical experience. She returned to take up a training post in Oxford in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. In parallel with clinical work, Philippa has developed a research portfolio focused on HIV and hepatitis B in southern Africa. She has recently been awarded funding from the NIHR and the Wellcome Trust to develop hepatitis B research in South Africa. She currently works as a clinical consultant at Oxford University Hospitals, and lives in South Oxfordshire with her husband and two children.


This book is a series of brief illustrated notes on tropical medicine and is a joy to read. It gives a wide-ranging clinical overview of infections that frequently present in the tropics and includes a brief guide to envenomation - all achieved in 211 pages of A5. * E.S. Olsen, Journal of Hospital Infection *

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