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TitleCritical Reviews in Tropical Medicine [electronic resource] : Volume 1 / edited by R. K. Chandra
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1982
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-3424-8
Descript XVI, 396 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Numerous economic, sociocultural, and health problems continue to impede the optimal progress of many millions of people in the developing countries in tropical and other geographic regions of the world. Thus, tropical medicine has many aspects including parasitology, bacteriology, and virology, environmental sanitation and hygiene, nutrition, pharmacology, immunology, agriculture, ecoยญ nomics, political science, anthropology, sociology, and behavioral sciences. Like the mythical Proteus, the individual dealing with tropical medicine must assume many roles. There is a growing recognition of the unique problems of the tropical countries. This has led to concerted efforts by many international agencies to attempt to obtain new tools to control many of the tropical diseases that have defied previous attempts at large-scale control. The involvement of the world's leading scientists and institutions as well as the best talents and resources of the developing countries themselves has inspired considerable research in tropical medicine with an inevitable exponential growth in publications. The new series Critical Reviews in Tropical Medicine is being launched to provide topical stateยญ of-the-art critiques of selected subjects in this burgeoning field. Authored by active investigators in their chosen topics, these reviews should be useful for all health professionals, social scientists, and administrators involved in planning interventions, both preventive and therapeutic, in developing regions of the world. Contributions included in Volume 1 span parasitology, infectious disease, immunology, gastroenterology, liver disease, and nutrition


CONTENT

1. Priorities for Medicine and Health in the Tropics -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Present State of Health and Medicine in the Tropics -- 3. Priorities and Neglected Areas -- 4. Conclusion -- References -- 2. African Trypanosomiasis -- 1. The Disease Impact -- 2. Problems of Eradication -- 3. Immunologic Defense -- 4. Genetic Basis of Susceptibility to African Trypanosomiasis -- 5. Prospects -- References -- 3. Shigellosis -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Microbiology -- 3. Pathogenesis -- 4. Clinical Manifestations -- 5. Epidemiology -- 6. Clinicalโ{128}{148}Pathological Correlations -- 7. Therapy -- 8. Summary -- References -- 4. Giardiasis -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Historical Aspects -- 3. Pathogen -- 4. Epidemiology -- 5. Risk Factors -- 6. Pathogenesis -- 7. Clinical Manifestations -- 8. Diagnosis -- 9. Treatment -- 10. Prevention -- 11. Concluding Remarks -- References -- 5. Immunopathology of Leprosy -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Immunologic Classification of Leprosy -- 3. The Mononuclear Phagocyte in Leprosyโ{128}{148}Ultrastructural Studies -- 4. Reaction States in Leprosy -- 5. The Lepromin Test -- 6. Experimental Models of Leprosy -- 7. In Vitro Tests of Cell-Mediated Immunity -- 8. Antibody Response in Leprosy -- 9. Genetic Susceptibility -- 10. Amyloidosis -- 11. Immunoprophylaxis in Leprosy -- 12. Summary -- References -- 6. Host Resistance to Malaria -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Developmental and Structural Aspects of the Parasite Relevant to Host Resistance -- 3. Clinical Manifestations of Immunity -- 4. Protective Immunity -- 5. The Present Position Concerning the Artificial Generation of Resistance -- References -- 7. Idiopathic Small Intestinal Disease in the Tropics -- 1. Historical Introduction -- 2. The Spectrum of Small Intestinal Disease in the Tropics -- 3. Tropical Enteropathy -- 4. Tropical Sprue -- References -- 8. Tropical Splenomegaly -- 1. An Entity or a Syndrome? -- 2. Extent of the Problem -- 3. Essential Features -- 4. Pathological Aspects -- 5. Pathogenesis and Etiology -- 6. Problems of Management -- 7. Conclusions and Future Prospects -- References -- 9. Immune Complex Nephropathy in the Tropics -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Composition and Nature of Immune Complexes -- 3. Renal Damage by Immune Complexes -- 4. Diagnosis of Immune Complex Nephropathy -- 5. Etiologic Factors -- 6. Treatment -- 7. Conclusions -- References -- 10. Nutrition and Work Performance -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Individual Aspects of Physical Performance -- 3. The Impact of Malnutrition -- 4. Conclusions -- References -- Suggested Reading -- 11. Multisectoral Nutrition Interventions: A Policy Analysis Perspective -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Policy Analysis and the Achievement of Nutritional Goals -- 3. Designing Strategies for Achieving Nutrition and Health Goals -- 4. Toward a Workable Consensus and Effective Action -- References -- 12. Burkittโ{128}{153}s Lymphoma -- 1. Introduction -- 2. General Features of the Disease -- 3. Advances in Knowledge of the Disease -- 4. Concluding Remarks and Summary -- References


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