Oral Diseases in the Tropics

Oral Diseases in the Tropics

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This book is a complete guide to oral diseases common in tropical environments.

Divided into five main sections, the book begins with an overview of the epidemiology of health and disease in the tropics, followed by anthropological and environmental factors affecting oral health in these regions.

The following section discusses the diagnosis and management of both infectious and non-infectious tropical diseases, including bacterial infections and their causes, and disorders due to poor nutrition, anaemia, and bleeding and endocrine problems.

Section four covers oral and salivary gland neoplasms and the final chapters describe numerous other oral and dental diseases in the tropics. An appendices section provides advice to travellers visiting tropical regions and normal reference values for practitioners.

Edited by an internationally recognised team of experts, predominantly from Australia, this comprehensive text is highly illustrated with more than 500 clinical images, diagrams and tables.

Key Points

Comprehensive guide to oral diseases in tropical environments
Covers epidemiology, infectious and non-infectious tropical diseases, and neoplasms
Internationally recognised editor team
Highly illustrated with more than 500 clinical images, diagrams and tables
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Product details

  • Paperback | 802 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 36.07mm | 1,100g
  • New Delhi, India
  • English
  • 91 Tables, unspecified; 425 Halftones, color; 21 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 9386150557
  • 9789386150554

Table of contents

SECTION 1: Health and Disease in the Tropics

The Tropical Environment
The Epidemiology of Health and Disease in the Tropics
The Science of Epidemiology

SECTION 2: Anthropological, Environmental, and

Cultural Aspects of Tropical Oral Health
Physical Growth and Adaptation in the Tropics with Special Reference to the Craniofacial Structures
Anthropological Aspects of Dental Morphology with Special Reference to Tropical Populations
Variability of Occlusal Traits in Tropical Populations
Endemic Dental Fluorosis
Disorders due to Tropical Climates
Traditional, Cultural, and Ritual Practices Involving the Teeth and Orofacial Soft Tissues

SECTION 3: Tropical Diseases and their Oral Manifestations

Infectious Diseases in the Tropics

Helminthic Diseases
Protozoal Infections
Fungal Infections
Bacterial Infections due to Cocci
Bacterial Infections due to Mycobacteria
Bacterial Infections due to Spirochetes
Bacterial Infections due to Actinomyces and Nocardia
Bacterial Infections due to Corynebacteria
Bacterial Infections due to Clostridia
Bacterial Infections due to Enterobacteriaceae and Vibrio
Bacterial Infections due to Yersinia and Francisella
Bacterial Infections due to Haemophilus, Bordetella, and Brucella
Bacterial Infections due to Pseudomonas
Bacterial Infections due to Rickettsia and Chlamydia
Bacterial Infections due to Mycoplasma
Mixed Bacterial Infections of Oral Tissues: Fusospirochetal Diseases
Viral Infections
Miscellaneous Infections and Other Diseases of Tropical Interest

Noninfectious Diseases in the Tropics

Nutritional Diseases in the Tropics
Anemias in the Tropics
Hemoglobinopathies and Thalassemias in the Tropics
Bleeding Disorders of Tropical Interest
Endocrine Disorders in the Tropics

SECTION 4: Oral and Salivary Gland Neoplasms in Tropical Populations

Odontogenic Neoplasms and Hamartomas
Benign Neoplasms and Tumor-like Lesions of the Oral Soft Tissues
Benign Neoplasms of the Jaw-bones
Oral Precancerous Lesions and Conditions of Tropical Interest
Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Burkitt's Lymphoma
Malignant Neoplasms of the Oral Soft Tissues
Malignant Neoplasms of the Jawbones Including those Metastatic to the Region
Salivary Gland Neoplasms
The Leukemias
Experimental Aspects of Oral Carcinogenesis
The Immunology of Oral Cancer
Current Concepts in the Management of Oral Cancer

SECTION 5: Other Oral and Dental Diseases in the Tropics

Clefts of the Maxillofacial Skeleton
Craniofacial Anomalies of Genetic Origin
Developmental Disorders of the Teeth
Dental Caries
Disease Dynamics of the Dentin, Pulp, and Periapical Tissues
Inflammatory Periodontal Diseases
Developmental Anomalies of Oral Soft Tissues
Nonmicrobial Inflammatory Oral Mucosal Lesions
Connective Tissue Hyperplasias of the Mucosa
Non-neoplastic Disorders of the Salivary Glands
Odontogenic Infections of the Jawbones and Related Structures
Developmental and Inflammatory Cysts of the Jaws
Fibro-osseous and Other Lesions of the Jawbones
Diseases and Disorders of the Temporomandibular Joint
Maxillofacial Injuries
Forensic Odontology


Appendix A. Advice to Travellers to the Tropics
Appendix B. Normal Reference Values of Interest to the Tropical Dental Practitioner
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About S R Prabhu

S R Prabhu BDS MDS

Senior Lecturer in Bio-Dental Sciences, School of Dentistry and Health Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Orange, New South Wales; Honorary Associate Professor, University of Queensland School of Dentistry, Australia


Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dentistry and Health Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Orange, New South Wales, Australia


Formerly Professor, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai; Consultant, Basic Dental Research Unit, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

N W Johnson CMG FMedSci MDSc PhD

Emeritus Professor, Griffith Institute for Educational Research, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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