Infectious disease experts - including specialists in tropical medicine and international health - provide practical coverage of symptoms, known or suspected causative agents and their geographical distribution, and current practical diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. For each disease there is coverage of: aetiology and epidemiology; pathogenesis; clinical manifestations; disease progression; differential diagnosis; and treatment and prevention. With today's high rate of international travel and shifting patterns of emigration this handbook provides an increasingly relevant resource for primary care physicians whose patients' recent travel and exposure histories may prove to be vital diagnostic clues in identifying the cause of baffling presenting complaints. There is revised coverage of information on: gastrointestinal manifestations and hepatic disorders; respiratory and cardiovascular symptoms; neurological symptoms and psychiatric presentation; cryptosporidiosis and eosinophilic meningitis; retroviruses and human immunodeficiency syndromes; balantidiasis and other intestinal protozoa; toxocariasis and related syndromes; hepatitis A and B, hepatitis D, and hepatitis non-A and non-B; and typhoid fever and salmonellosis.
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill (Tx), 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2 Sub. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070396256