Table of Contents

History of tropical medicine, and medicine in the tropics.
Primary care and disease prevention and control.
Epidemiology of disease in the tropics.
Traditional medicine.
Genetics.
Immunological aspects of tropical diseases.
The economics and financing of tropical and infectious disease control.
Ethics and tropical diseases: some global considerations.
General approach to the patient.
Tropical gastroenterological problems.
Respiratory problems in the tropics.
Cardiovascular disease in the tropics.
Haematological diseases in the tropics.
Blood transfusion.
Renal disease in the tropics.
Tropical neurology.
Psychiatry.
Ophthalmology in the tropics and subtropics.
Dermatological problems.
HIV/AIDS and opportunistic illnesses.
Sexually transmitted infections (excluding HIV).
Musculoskeletal diseases.
Paediatrics in the tropics.
Surgery in the tropics.
Obstetrics in the tropics.
Trends in radiology and imaging services in the tropics.
Tropical oral health.
Travel health.
Heat stress and associated disorders.
Nutrition-associated disease.
Venomous and poisonous animals.
Plant poisons.
Podoconiosis (non-infectious geochemical elephantiasis).
Familial mediterranean fever (recurrent hereditary polyserositis).
Malignant disease.
Diabetes in the tropics.
Hypertension in the tropics.
Ischaemic heart disease.
Viral hepatitis.
Arbovirus infections.
Dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever. Viral haemorrhagic fevers.
Epstein-Barr virus and associated diseases.
Rabies.
Diarrhoea caused by viruses.
Respiratory viruses.
Cutaneous viral diseases.
Virus infections of the central nervous system.
Rickettsial infections.
Introduction to acute infective diarrhoea.
Bacterial enteropathogens.
Salmonella infections.
Resistant gut bacteria.
Pneumococcal diseases.
Bacterial meningitis.
Tuberculosis.
Human disease due to environmental mycobacteria and nocardiae.
Leprosy.
Brucellosis.
Actinomycosis and whipple disease.
Bartonellosis, cat-scratch disease, trench fever, human erlichiosis.
Tularaemia.
Anthrax.
Tetanus.
Plague.
Melioidosis.
Diphtheria.
Endemic treponematoses.
Other spirochaetal diseases (excluding treponema spp. and leptospira spp.).
Leptospirosis.
Fungal infections.
Pneumocystis jiroveci infection.
Malaria.
Babesiosis.
Human African trypanosomiasis.
American trypanosomiasis (chagas' disease).
Leishmaniasis.
Toxoplasmosis.
Intestinal protozoa.
Potentially pathogenic free-living amoebae.
Trichomonal infection.
Schistosomiasis.
Food-borne trematodes.
Filariases.
Soil-transmitted helminths (geohelminths).
Echinococcosis/hydatidosis.
Other cestode infections: intestinal cestodes, cysticercosis, other larval cestode infections.
Ectoparasites: leeches and leech infestation, myiasis, jigger fleas, scabies, louse infestation.
Arthropod dermatoses, stings, bites, allergies and neuroses.