Tyring, Stephen K. et al.
Aiming the material at medical practitioners in temperate regions (because of the increasing presentation of tropical disease in temperate regions due to travel or other reasons), editors Tyring (dermatology, U. of Texas Health Science Center, US), Lupi (dermatology, U. Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and Hengge (dermatology, U. of Dusseldorf, Germany) present a guide to the mucocutaneous manifestations of tropical diseases. Introductory chapters offer an overview of syndromal tropical dermatology and discuss issues for travelers and those working in the tropics. Protozoa, helminths, viral infections, fungal infections, bacterial infections, and ectoparasitic diseases are then covered, including discussions of epidemiology, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, pathology, laboratory tests, management, and prevention. Non- infectious conditions are also considered in chapters on nutritional diseases, fogo selvagem, pigmentary disorders, and environmental causes of dermatitis. The work is illustrated by a large number of color photographs.
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