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Lecture Notes: Tropical Medicine, 6th Edition

Geoff V. Gill (Editor), Nick Beeching (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-30755-7
390 pages
December 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Lecture Notes: Tropical Medicine is a comprehensive introduction to tropical medicine. The new edition is in full colour throughout with over 40 colour images integrated with the text. There is a new chapter on syndromes of undernutrition (in both children and adults), and the section on non-communicable diseases has been extended to include mental health problems in the tropics.

The core information is presented in a clear and concise way, with extensive use of diagrams, algorithms, tables and boxes. All chapters have been updated to reflect current best practice and the annotated bibliographies and lists of web-based resources have been extended. The chapters on HIV, tuberculosis and malaria have undergone particularly extensive revision, reflecting rapid changes in these areas since the last edition.

Lecture Notes: Tropical Medicine is particularly aimed at postgraduate doctors attending tropical medicine courses, as well as medical students taking a tropical medicine elective period. It will also be useful to a wide range of other health professionals involved with medicine in the tropics, or imported tropical disease.

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Table of Contents



List of Abbreviations.

New Drug Names.

Part 1: A General Approach to Syndromes/Symptom Complexes.

1 Gastrointestinal presentations.

2 Respiratory presentations.

3 Neurological presentations.

4 Febrile presentations.

5 Dermatological presentations.

6 The patient with anaemia.

7 A syndromic approach to sexually transmitted infections.

8 Splenomegaly in the tropics.

Part 2: Major Tropical Infections.

9 Malaria.

10 Visceral leishmaniasis.

11 Cutaneous leishmaniasis.

12 Tuberculosis.

13 HIV infection and disease in the tropics.

14 Onchocerciasis, filariasis and loiasis.

15 African trypanosomiasis.

16 South American trypanosomiasis—Chagas’ disease.

17 Schistosomiasis.

18 Leprosy.

Part 3: Other Tropical Diseases.


19 Amoebiasis.

20 Bacillary dysentery.

21 Cholera.

22 Giardiasis and other intestinal protozoal infections.

23 Intestinal cestode infections (tapeworms) including cysticercosis.

24 Soil-transmitted helminths.

25 Viral hepatitis.

26 Liver and intestinal flukes.

27 Hydatid disease.


28 Pneumonia.

29 Lung flukes.

30 Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia.


31 Pyogenic meningitis.

32 Cryptococcal meningitis.

33 Encephalitis.

34 Acute flaccid paralysis.

35 Spastic paralysis.

36 Rabies.

37 Tetanus.


38 Brucellosis.

39 Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers.

40 Arboviruses.

41 Viral haemorrhagic fevers.

42 Dengue and yellow fever.

43 Relapsing fevers.

44 Rickettsial infections.

45 Leptospirosis.

46 Melioidosis.


47 Tropical ulcer.

48 Buruli ulcer.

49 Myiasis.

50 Cutaneous larva migrans.

51 Scabies and lice.

52 Strongyloidiasis.

53 Guinea worm infection (dracunculiasis).

54 Histoplasmosis.

55 Other fungal infections.

56 Haemoglobinopathies and red cell enzymopathies.

57 Haematinic deficiencies.

58 Bites and stings.

59 Non-communicable diseases.

60 Refugee health.

61 Syndromes of malnutrition.


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Author Information

Geoffrey Gill is Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Nick J Beeching is Senior Lecturer in Infectious diseases at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Both edited the fifth edition of this book.

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a comprehensive clinical introduction to Tropical Medicine, covering non-communicable diseases including epilepsy, diabetes and hypertension

this new 6th edition now includes new chapters on nutrition - an important part in treating tropical illnesses effectively, and the returning traveller, covering the key decision points for the most common conditions

now features more diagrams, algorithms, tables and bullet points to break up large chunks of uninterrupted text to keep interest and attention throughout

core, practical information is presented in a clear and concise way, in four colour throughout, with diagrams and fact boxes to support easy understanding of key information

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"Manages to combine the right depth of pathophysiology with practical solutions to diagnosing and treating these illnesses rarely encountered in Western medicine. Using well constructed flow charts and diagrams it provides the reader with a sound method to tackle problems whether starting from a specific symptom (e.g. fever) or approaching a specific disease." (ACP News, March 2010)
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