The sixth edition of Hunter's Tropical Medicine was an entirely new book, and Hunter's purpose since that time has been to be the most detailed and comprehensive clinical tropical medicine textbook. It covers all the "tropical" infectious diseases and gives extensive information on other medical conditions, e.g., nutritional problems and deficiencies and snakebite, which occur commonly in the tropics and other developing countries.
There are four criteria for covering an infectious disease in Hunter's Tropical Medicine: (1) The disease occurs exclusively, or almost exclusively, in the tropics and nontropical developing countries, e.g., malaria, schistosomiasis, dengue fever; (2) it occurs much more commonly, or often has a different clinical presentation, in a developing country, e.g., tuberculosis, amebiasis, measles; (3) it is caused by parasites that may occur in temperate climates as well as the tropics, e.g., trichomoniasis, babesiosis, anisakidosis; and (4) it is transmitted by vectors or is a zoonotic disease, e.g., hantavirus infection, Lyme disease, leptospirosis, plague, dirofilariasis.
These criteria, particularly the fourth one, include all of the emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases with the exception of the increasing problem of the development of resistance to antibiotics by antimicrobial agents. In recognition of this extensive coverage of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, the title has been modified to Hunter's Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases. The chapters on human immunodeficiency virus and AIDS, viral hepatitis, the viral hemorrhagic fevers, cholera, tuberculosis, malaria, and leishmaniasis have been extensively rewritten and updated. Among the new chapters are those on human T-cell lymphotrophic virus infections, herpes virus infections, spongiform encephalopathies, diseases caused by hantaviruses, Campylobacter enteritis, Helicobacter pylori infections, ehrlichiosis, penicilliosis marneffei, and cyclosporidiosis.
The first part of the book, Clinical Practice in the Tropics, sets the stage for understanding medical practice in developing countries. It approaches illness by body systems and by clinical syndromes or problems, and the authors have attempted to describe medical practice in the tropics as it differs from practice in the more developed temperate climates. In this edition, we have added important chapters on maternal and child health, the integrated management of the sick child, traditional medicine, environmental health hazards in the tropics, and imaging in the tropics and the imaging of tropical diseases as well as updated chapters on pulmonary diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, surgery in the tropics, and heat-associated illness. We have found this part particularly useful to those from North America or Europe who become health care providers in developing countries.
The purpose of the tenth part of the book, Tropical Disease in a Temperate Climate, is the reverse of this. It is to assist the practitioner in a temperate climate who sees patients with illnesses that may have been contracted in the tropics. This is classic "traveler's medicine," and although there are textbooks and other materials available on this subject, we believe that a textbook of tropical medicine must have a section with this approach to patients with tropical diseases. Dr. Jay Keystone has again assisted in preparing this part; chapters on establishing a travel clinic and screening long-term travelers augment the chapters in the seventh edition on advice to travelers, fever in travelers, and diseases in immigrants. The chapter on global epidemiology of infectious diseases, prepared by Dr. Guénaél Rodier and his colleagues in the WHO's emerging and infectious diseases program, is particularly extensive and very useful, with up-to-date information on the global distribution of infectious diseases.
The parts on poisonous plants and animals, vector transmission and zoonoses, and laboratory diagnosis of parasitic diseases have been updated and presented in a format and detail suitable for the medical practitioner who is taking care of patients with tropical medical problems and emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Hunter's Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases focuses on clinical practice; it does not include extensive details covering the basic research of tropical infectious diseases. However information on basic research is included if it adds to essential knowledge of the practicing physician, and additional readings on these topics are listed in the chapter's bibliography. Hunter's Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases is not referenced. The editors believe that a bibliography of publications that provide additional information for the clinician is more useful. Most chapter bibliographies are more extensive in the new edition. Extensive illustrations also make this book more useful to the practitioner. An additional two pages of color illustrations have been added. Despite increased text and illustrations, the eighth edition remains a single, and very useable, volume.
Hunter's Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Disease is your comprehensive, go-to resource on the health conditions that arise in the tropics! From infectious diseases through environmental issues, poisoning and toxicology, animal injuries, and nutritional and micronutrient deficiencies, this medical reference book provides you with all the guidance you need to diagnose and manage even the most exotic health concerns. Stay at the forefront of this ever-changing field with Hunter's Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Disease!Understand the common characteristics and methods of transmission for each disease, and learn all the applicable diagnosis, treatment, control, and prevention techniques.Get the information you need in the most organized way with infectious agents arranged by syndromes, as they typically present.Stay abreast of the latest maladies seen in returning travelers through useful chapters on delusional parasitosis, international adoptions, transplant patients, medical tourism, and more.Access the most up-to-date information on emerging and re-emerging diseases (such as H1N1), and see how progression occurs through all-new illustrative life cycles.Hone your techniques with a new skills-based section which includes dentistry, neonatal pediatrics and ICMI, and surgery in the tropics, and a service-based section covering transfusion in resource-poor settings, microbiology, and imaging.Learn everything you need to know about infrequently encountered tropical drugs and their practical application in the clinical setting.Seamlessly search the complete contents online atwww.expertconsult.com.
Dr. Ryan's research focuses on clinical studies of illnesses associated with residing in, immigrating from, or traveling through resource-limited settings. His research is funded by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). Dr. Ryan is the principal investigator on research projects focusing on enteric vaccine development, host-pathogen studies on V. cholerae (the cause of cholera) and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (the cause of typhoid fever). Particular areas of focus include the application of high throughput genomic, proteomic, immunoproteomic, and web-based platform technologies to these illnesses. Dr. Ryan is also the Director of Global TravEpiNet, a CDC-supported national consortium focusing on global infectious diseases and evaluating vaccination strategies and use among global international travelers. He is the principal investigator and program director for a Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored Training Program in Vaccine Development and Public Health between Harvard, Mass General and the ICDDR,B in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dr. Ryan teaches tropical medicine and infectious diseases in the core curricula at Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard College, teaches students, residents and fellows at Mass General, and teaches in a number of post-graduate courses at Harvard Medical School and internationally.
Dr. Ryan has served on expert and advisory committees for the Institute of Medicine-National Academy of Sciences, U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, chaired the Clinical Research and Field Studies of Infectious Diseases Study section of the US NIH from 2006-2008, currently chairs the Standards and Treatment Guidelines Committee of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH), and served as ASTMH President from 2009-2010. Dr. Ryan has been elected to Fellowship of the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, and the American Academy of Microbiology, and has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on enteric infections, infectious diseases, vaccines, and tropical medicine. Dr. Ryan is a Senior Editor of Hunter's Tropical Medicine, 9th Edition.
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