Rapid Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine

  • ID: 2222192
  • Book
  • 180 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This new pocket guide provides rapid facts for everyday use in clinical practice and is an ideal resource for exam preparation .

Rapid Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine is the fourth title in the new Rapid series and is the ideal companion for medical students and junior doctors working on a wide range of clinical attachments, as well as general practitioners and emergency medical staff treating patients in primary care situations. It provides quick access to information on the common infectious diseases, their signs, symptoms, and aetiological agents. Arranged in A–Z format, each disease is covered using the same headings – Definition, Aetiology, Associations/Risk Factors, Epidemiology, History, Examination, Pathology, Investigations, Management, Complications, and Prognosis. There are also further sections on immunisations, malaria prophylaxis and antibiotics.

Key symptoms and signs of infectious diseases
Information on aetiological agents
A–Z organization of over 100 common infectious diseases
Concise entries following the Rapid series mnemonic to aid revision and recall
Provides additional information on immunisations, Malaria prophylaxis, and recommended antibiotics therapy

Rapid Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine is authored by Rachel Isba, a recent medical graduate from Oxford University. Dr Brian Angus, a senior clinician and Clinical Tutor in Medicine at Oxford University has provided support and advice as the Editorial Advisor.
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Foreword.

List of Abbreviations.

Rapid Series Mnemonic.

Part 1: Signs & Symptoms.

Fever.

Sepsis.

Cardiovascular.

Upper Respiratory Tract / ENT.

Lower Respiratory Tract.

Gastrointestinal.

Hepatitis.

Urinary Tract infection.

Genitourinary.

Central Nervous System.

Eyes.

Skin and soft tissue infection.

Bone and joint infetcion.

Immunocompromised host.

Part 2: Aetiological Agents.

Viruses.

Bacteria.

Mycobacteria.

Fungi.

Protozoa.

Helminths.

Spirochetes.

Other organisms.

Higher organisms.

Ectoparasites.

Part 3: Diseases (A–Z).

Notifiable diseases.

Actinomycosis.

Adenovirus.

Alphaviruses.

Amoebiasis.

Anaerobes.

Anthrax.

Aspergillosis.

Atypical mycobacteria.

Babesiosis.

Bacillus cereus.

Bacterial vaginosis.

Bartonellosis.

Blastomycosis.

Botulism.

Brucellosis.

Campylobacter jejuni.

Candidiasis.

Capnocytophaga.

Chlamydiae.

Chickenpox, shingles.

Cholera.

Coccidiomycosis.

Common cold.

Coxsackie & Echoviruses.

Cryptococcosis.

Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, Isospora, Microspora.

Dengue.

Dermatophytes.

Diphtheria.

Ectoparasites.

Ehrlichosis.

Filiariasis, Dracunculiasis, Trichinosis.

Gangrene.

Giardia.

Glandular fever.

Gonorrhoea.

Gram negative bacteria.

Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (E. coli O157).

Haemophilus spp.

Hantaviruses.

Helicobacter pylori.

Hepatitis A.

Hepatitis B & D.

Hepatitis C.

Hepatitis E.

Herpes viruses.

Histoplasmosis.

HIV 1 & 2.

HTLV1 & 2.

Influenza & Parainfluenza viruses.

Japanese B encephalitis.

Legionellosis.

Leishmaniasis.

Leprosy.

Leptospirosis.

Listeriosis.

Lyme disease.

Malaria.

Measles.

Meningococcus.

Molluscum contagiosum.

Mucormycosis.

Mumps.

Mycoplasma spp.

Nocardia.

Papillomavirus.

Parvovirus B19.

Pasteurella.

Plague.

Pneumocystis carinii.

Polio.

Polyoma viruses.

Prions.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Q fever.

Rabies.

Rat bite fevers.

Respiratory syncitial virus.

Roundworms.

Rubella.

Salmonellosis.

Schistosomiasis.

Scrub typhus.

Shigellosis.

Smallpox.

Sporothrix.

Spotted fevers.

Staphylococcus spp.

Streptococcus spp.

Syphilis.

Tapeworms.

Tetanus.

Tick borne encephalitis.

Toxoplasmosis.

Treponema.

Trichomoniasis.

Trypanosomiasis.

Tuberculosis.

Tuleraemia.

Viral gastroenteritis.

Viral haemorrhagic fevers.

Visceral larva migrans.

Whooping cough.

Yellow fever.

Yersiniosis.

Appendix I: Immunisations and Malaria prophylaxis.

Appendix II: Antibiotics (therapy and prophylaxis) and needlestick prophylaxis.

Sources and Further Reading

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Published Reviews of the First Edition

"This book is a brief and quick source for key features to common infectious diseases. It can be used for a brief overview, nothing more. It is easy to read and has somewhat helpful tables to assist with categorizing pathogens."

MD, Creighton University Medical Center
Doody′s Book Reviews

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