Tropical Infectious Diseases: Principles, Pathogens and Practice

Author: Richard L. Guerrant


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  • ISBN: 9780702039355
  • Author: Richard L. Guerrant
  • Publ Date: 2011-04-05
  • Edition: 3
  • Pages: 1156
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 6983


"Tropical Infectious Diseases: Principles, Pathogens and Practice", by Drs. Richard L. Guerrant, David H. Walker, and Peter F. Weller, delivers the expert, encyclopedic guidance you need to overcome the toughest clinical challenges in diagnosing and treating diseases caused by infectious agents from tropical regions. Sweeping updates to this 3rd edition include vaccines, SARS, hepatitis A-E, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, tick-borne encephalitis and Omsk hemorrhagic fever, human papilloma virus, and mucormycosis. New full-color images throughout allow you to more accurately view the clinical manifestations of each disease and better visualize the life cycles of infectious agents. And, full-text online access at our website enables you to perform quick searches and rapidly locate and download images. Definitive, state-of-the-art coverage of pathophysiology as well as clinical management makes this the reference you'll want to consult - online and in print - whenever you are confronted with tropical infections, whether familiar or unfamiliar!


"A superb collection of well-written, well-organized, and authoritative chapters that are as up to date as possible. Almost every chapter is outstanding and some are classics in their own right. The authors represent a who's who of experts on modern tropical infectious diseases." - The New England Journal of Medicine, review of the 2nd Edition "This is the third edition of an excellent, edited, comprehensive book that presents the scientific basis for the current understanding of tropical infectious diseases. This book succeeds in its effort to be the definitive work on the newest concepts in the field as well as a practical guide to clinical management of tropical infectious diseases. The addition of new topics, such as vaccines and new pathogens, make this update a worthwhile addition to one's library." - Winnie Ooi, MD, MPH, DMD, Harvard Medical School 4 Star - Doody Rating, March 2013

Author Biography:

Richard L Guerrant MD Thomas H Hunter Professor of International Medicine Director, Center for Global Health, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health University of Virginia School of Medicine Charlottesville VA USA David H Walker MD Carmage and Martha Walls Distinguished University Chair in Tropical Diseases Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston TX USA Peter F Weller MD Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Professor, Immunology and Infectious Diseases Dept, Harvard School of Public Health Chief, Infectious Disease Division Vice Chair of Research, Dept. of Medicine Boston MA USA


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