Tropical Medicine Notebook

ISBN : 9780198737773

Philippa C. Matthews
224 Pages
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Jun 2017
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The Tropical Medicine Notebook is a new concept in providing a concise overview of the key topics in tropical medicine, using short notes, diagrams, maps, and tables to present the material in an accessible, engaging, memorable, and interesting way. The format is generally a page per topic, with division of each page into subsections by boxes to make it easy to find the relevant information. Cross-referencing is provided to allow quick linking between relevant sections of the book. Providing the key information in bite-size chunks, the Tropical Medicine Notebook is a useful companion to more comprehensive texts. Divided into eight sections; the first five cover infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa and helminths, followed by a further three which present the topics of vector biology, disease syndromes and envenomation. Where relevant, the section is prefaced by a classification system to provide a logical overview, helping with assimilation of information and highlighting important relationships between organisms. It is an ideal learning and revision guide for students or trainees in infection, microbiology, and tropical medicine, as well as being a useful reference resource for healthcare and laboratory staff across the wide range of disciplines to which infection may present.


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.

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