Physician's Guide to Arthropods of Medical Importance, Fifth Edition

Physician's Guide to Arthropods of Medical Importance, Fifth Edition

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Features

  • Includes a CD with text, photos, bibliography, self-help identification aids, and other support material
  • Contains more than 350 figures and photographs
  • Offers two new medical case histories
  • Expands the self-protection section with new information on repellents, bed netting, and specialized clothing
  • Features 32 color photos of arthropods and bites, stings, and other lesions
  • Provides updated treatment information based on the latest scientific findings
  • Summary

    As the importance of medical entomology increases, access to up-to-date, authoritative information also becomes increasingly important. Over 12 years, the award-winning, bestselling Physician's Guide to Arthropods of Medical Importance has established itself as a standard reference in doctors' offices and emergency rooms, and the fifth edition is no exception. Each edition has become a bestseller in its own right and the fourth edition received highly commended in the 2003 British Medical Association book competition. Designed to help clinicians identify various arthropods and to trace the signs and symptoms of vector-borne diseases to their sources, the text also details currently recommended forms of treatment.

    The volume begins by describing the pathologic conditions caused by arthropods and the principles of treating those conditions. It elucidates the rationale behind the various treatment regimes and the underlying principles of controlling the immune response. It covers identification of arthropods and common signs and symptoms of vector-borne disease. The book then provides an alphabetical arrangement of arthropods of medical importance with clearly marked subheadings for easy information access.

    The chapters have been updated with the latest information and current references. Older photographs and line drawings have been replaced with new and improved versions. More importantly, a CD-ROM has been developed to accompany the new edition. The interactive CD contains helpful identification aids, additional reading materials, and more color photos.

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    Table of Contents

    PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS CAUSED BY ARTHROPODS AND PRINCIPLES OF THEIR TREATMENT
    Principles of Treatment for Arthropod Bites, Stings, and Other Exposure
    Allergy to Arthropods and Their Venoms
    Stings
    Bites
    Dermatitis, Urticaria, and Blistering from Contact with Arthropods
    Myiasis
    Delusions of Parasitosis

    IDENTIFICATION OF ARTHROPODS AND THE DISEASES THEY CAUSE
    Identification of Medically Important Arthropods
    Signs and Symptoms of Arthropod-Borne Diseases

    ARTHROPODS OF MEDICAL IMPORTANCE
    Ants
    Bees
    Blister Beetles
    Bugs
    Caterpillars (Urticating)
    Centipedes
    Cockroaches
    Earwigs
    Fleas
    Flies (Biting)
    Flies (Non-Biting)
    Flies Whose Maggots Cause Myiasis in Humans
    Lice
    Millipedes
    Mites
    Mosquitoes
    Moths (Species Whose Scales or Hairs Cause Irritation)
    Pentastomes
    Scorpions
    Spiders
    Ticks
    Wasps (Paper Wasps, Hornets, and Yellowjackets)

    PERSONAL PROTECTION MEASURES AGAINST ARTHROPODS
    Pros and Cons of Repellents
    Arthropod-Specific Personal Protection Techniques

    GLOSSARY, SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING, AND INDEX

    Editorial Reviews

    "As an allergist-immunologist, I see many patients who seek evaluation for conditions thought to be related to insect stings or bites. This book is an especially useful compendium of the typical and atypical responses to these insects and other arthropods, and the entomology is a great help for those who are distant from college zoology courses. … This text has come of age at a time when it is needed most. It will especially be valued by health care providers who find themselves in unknown territory, both geographically and medically."

    - From the Foreword
    Richard D. deShazo, M.D., University of Mississippi Medical Center

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