Gail Miriam Moraru, Jerome Goddard II
March 19, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 624 Pages - 299 Color & 151 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138069435 - CAT# K33531
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Covering all major arthropods of medical importance worldwide, this award-winning resource has established itself as a standard reference for almost 25 years. With the globilization of commerce and the world becoming more intimately connected through the everyday ease of travel, unknown arthropod species are being increasingly encountered. This means access to up-to-date, authoritative information in medical entomology has never been more important. Now in its seventh edition, this book maintains its well-acclaimed status as the ultimate easy-to-use guide to identify disease-carrying arthropods, the common signs and symptoms of vector-borne diseases, and the current recommended procedures for treatment.
Illustrated throughout with detailed color images to aid identification, The Goddard Guide to Arthropods of Medical Importance, Seventh Edition will remain an essential guide for physicians, public health officials, and pest control professionals.
Principles of treatment of arthropods bites, stings and other exposure
Allergy to Arthropods
Blistering, Dermatitis, and Urticaria from Contact with Arthropods
Myiasis (Invasion of Human Tissue by Fly Larvae)
Delusions of Parasitosis (Imaginary Insect or Mite Infestations)
Identiﬁcation of Medically Important Arthropods
Clinician's Guide To Common Arthropod Bites and Stings
Bugs (The True Bugs)
Flies (that might cause Myiasis)
Moths (Species whose scales or hairs cause irriation)
Pentastomes (Tongue Worms)
Wasps (Yellowjackets, Hornets, and Paper Wasps)
Pros and Cons of Insect Repellents
Arthropod-Specific Personal Protection Techniques
Praise for the previous edition
"The sixth edition continues the previous tradition, in that the information provided is practical and presented in a format optimal for use on an as-needed basis. The addition of color photographs throughout the text (and not just an insert) is a major plus. Additional clinical case histories enliven the text. General guidelines to treatment of conditions resulting from exposure to arthropods and appropriate references to detailed material are also provided. Another aspect, the ‘Bug Coach’ CD-ROM, provides over 100 line drawings, figures, and photos in three sections: (1) arthropods, (2) arthropod-induced diseases and conditions, and (3) an identification guide. The CD also now includes a few brief instructional videos. … 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."
—Richard D. deShazo, M.D., University of Mississippi Medical Center