Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine

Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine

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Edited by Andrew Brent, Edited by Robert Davidson, Edited by Anna Seale


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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 1008 pages
  • Dimensions: 100mm x 180mm x 34mm | 520g
  • Publication date: 30 January 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199692564
  • ISBN 13: 9780199692569
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 124 illustrations, with 34 colour plate images
  • Sales rank: 74,066

Product description

The Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine, fourth edition is the definitive resource for medical problems in tropical regions, and in low-resource settings. Comprehensive in scope, and concise in style, this portable guide ensures that you always have the vital information you need at your fingertips. Fully revised and updated for its fourth edition, it includes brand new chapters on humanitarian crises, poisoning and envenoming, nosocomial infections, and antibiotic resistance. The paediatric illness sections have been expanded, and website links have been fully updated and extended. With the clear, easy-reference style of the trusted Oxford Handbook format, written and reviewed by an international team of clinical experts, this is a truly global handbook and an essential resource. Make sure you never leave home without it!

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Author information

Andrew Brent, Specialist Registrar in Infectious Diseases Nuffield Department of Infectious Diseases & Microbiology and Centre for Tropical Medicine, Oxford, UK, Robert Davidson, Consultant Physician, Northwick Park Hospital; Hon Sen Lecturer, Imperial College School of Medicine, London, UK, Anna Seale, WT Research Training Fellow, Oxford University; KEMRI-Wellcome, CGMR-Coast, Kilifi, Kenya

Review quote

This book presents information in a simple manner combined with updated current knowledge, making it a useful adjunct for its intended readers. BMA Book Awards 2014. Highly Commended This is a useful resource for healthcare providers who work in limited-resource settings and/or in tropical areas. Doody's

Table of contents

1. Management of the sick child ; 2. Malaria ; 3. HIV/AIDS ; 4. Tuberculosis ; 5. Chest medicine ; 6. Diarrhoeal diseases ; 7. Gastroenterology ; 8. Cardiovascular Medicine ; 9. Renal medicine ; 10. Neurology ; 11. Haematology ; 12. Endocrinology and biochemistry ; 13. Ophthalmology ; 14. Dermatology ; 15. Bone, joint, and soft tissue infections ; 16. Sexually transmitted infections ; 17. Nutrition ; 18. Multi-system diseases and infections ; 19. Mental health ; 20. Trauma ; 21. Poisoning and envenoming ; 22. Immunisation ; 23. Health Emergencies in Humanitarian Crises ; 24. Obstetrics & Gynaecology -emergencies ; 25. Nosocomial infection, Antibiotic prescribing & resistance