Tropical Dermatology (Vademecum) 1st Edition (2001) (PDF) Roberto Arenas

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Basic Information:

  • Year: 2001
  • Page Number: 358
  • File Type: PDF
  • File Size: 11.30 MB
  • Authors/ Editiors: Roberto Arenas

Description:

Tropical diseases are not merely a group of nosologic diseases indigenous to the intertropical zone. Many are diseases of poor public health originating from poverty, ignorance, and population upheaval. Tropical dermatoses represent a public health problem in 127 countries with a population of 3 billion people who do not have access to health care. Currently, infectious and parasitic diseases along with emergent diseases such as AIDS, or old re-emergent, drug-resistant diseases constitute the majority of tropical dermatoses. This handbook presents the geographical distribution, etiology, clinical picture, and treatment of dermatoses in the tropics.

Roberto Arenas, Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Chief of the Divison of Mycology, Hospital General “Dr. Manuel Gea Gonzalez”, Mexico City, Mexico

User’s Review:

A useful…compact reference guide to many…common tropical diseases. There are few books that cover this area as well. — Kathleen E. Kramer, MD(Stanford University) Doody’s Book Review Service

Two of the biggest names in Mexican Dermatology and international skin tropical disease research/patient management have combined to edit a very useful, practical book about tropical dermatology. The text includes chapters from the editors and 28 expert contributors (mainly from Mexico) covering all dermatoses (mostly infectious diseases) common to the tropics. Each chapter is concise and the writing style is uniform – all diseases are subdivided into the same subsections – brief historical introduction, geograpical distribution, etiology, clinical picture, and treatment. The text is easy to read, well indexed and adequately illustrated, although all figures (nearly 200 in all) are in black and white in order to keep production costs low. The book is a compact size with a ring-binder spine in keeping with other volumes in the Landes Bioscience Vademecum series. It is an ideal book for a big coat pocket or the clinic desk drawer. It is the sort of book that is extremely useful if one happens to be puzzling over a patient from the tropics and thinking “I wonder if it could be that…?” Chances are that the memory can be focused very quickly with a quick dip into this book.
Aside from dermatologists, this book will certainly be of interest to mycologists and indeed any physician who either practices in tropical countries or sees patients that travel to the tropics. For trainees in dermatology this book provides essential core knowledge (for example, all you need to know about rhinosporidosis in 500 words and 3 illustrations – remember this next time you examine a patient with an odd intranasal papule!) and would prove to be a good investment. Drs. Arenas and Estrada are to be congratulated on producing an important and readable book. It has been well received in Mexico and it deserves to be an international success. The reviewer’s copy of this book has been donated to the Calnan library at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology. I encourage you to have a look at it, and then buy your own copy.

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