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Current Topics in Tropical Medicine

Edited by Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales

Institución Universitaria Visión de las Américas, Colombia

Tropical Medicine has emerged and remained as an important discipline for the study of diseases endemic in the tropic, particularly those of infectious etiology. Emergence and reemergence of many tropical pathologies have recently aroused the interest of many fields of the study of tropical medicine, even including new infectious agents. Then evidence-based information in the field and regular updates are necessary. Current Topics in Tropical Medicine presents an updated information on multiple diseases and conditions of interest in the field. It Includes pathologies caused by bacteria, viruses and parasites, protozoans and helminths, as well as tropical non-infectious conditions. Many of them are considering not only epidemiological aspects, but also diagnostic, therapeutical, preventive, social, genetic, bioinformatic and molecular ones. With participation of authors from various countries, many from proper endemic areas, this book has a wide geographical perspective. Finally, all of these characteristics, make an excellent update on many aspects of tropical medicine in the world.

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Current Topics in Tropical MedicineEdited by Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales

Published: March 16th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1335

ISBN: 978-953-51-0274-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4322-2

Copyright year: 2012

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105138 Total Chapter Downloads

36 Crossref Citations

128 Web of Science Citations

152 Dimensions Citations


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1. Rickettsiosis as Threat for the Traveller

By Aránzazu Portillo and José A. Oteo


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2. Human Ehrlichioses and Rickettsioses in Cameroon

By Lucy Ndip, Roland Ndip, David Walker and Jere McBride


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3. Leptospirosis: Epidemiologic Factors, Pathophysiological and Immunopathogenic

By Marcia Marinho


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4. Bartonella Infections in Rodents and Bats in Tropics

By Ying Bai and Michael Kosoy


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5. Social Networking in Tuberculosis: Experience in Colombia

By Diana M. Castañeda-Hernández and Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales


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6. Molecular Characterization of Dengue Virus Circulating in Manaus, the Capital City of the State of Amazonas, Brazil

By Regina Maria Pinto de Figueiredo


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7. Genetic Diversity of Dengue Virus and Associated Clinical Severity During Periodic Epidemics in South East Asia

By E. Khan, R. Hasan, J. Mehraj and S. Mahmood


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8. Lassa Fever in the Tropics

By Ute Inegbenebor


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9. The Re-Emergence of an Old Disease: Chikungunya Fever

By Bordi Licia, Meschi Silvia, Selleri Marina, Lalle Eleonora, Castilletti Concetta, Carletti Fabrizio, Di Caro Antonino and Capobianchi Maria Rosaria


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10. Malaria Chemoprophylaxis for the International Traveler, Current Options and Future Possibilities

By Ross Parker and Kevin Leary


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11. Effects of Irrigated Rice Fields and Seasonality on Plasmodium Transmission in West Africa, Particularly in Central Côte d'Ivoire

By Benjamin G. Koudou, Marcel Tanner and Juerg Utzinger


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12. Toxoplasmosis: Advances and Vaccine Perspectives

By Oscar Bruna-Romero, Dulcilene Mayrink de Oliveira and Valter Ferreira de Andrade-Neto


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13. Screening of the Prevalence of Antibodies to the Tick Hyalomma lusitanicum in a Province of Northern Spain

By Consuelo Giménez Pardo and Lourdes Lledó García


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14. Amoebiasis in the Tropics: Epidemiology and Pathogenesis

By A. Samie, A. ElBakri and Ra’ed AbuOdeh


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15. Retrospective Analysis of Leishmaniasis in Central Tunisia: An Update on Emerging Epidemiological Trends

By Akila Fathallah Mili, Fatma Saghrouni, Zeineb BenSaid, Yusr Saadi- BenAoun, Ikram Guizani and Moncef BenSaid


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16. Current Advances in Computational Strategies for Drug Discovery in Leishmaniasis

By Andrés F. Flórez, Stanley Watowich and Carlos Muskus


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17. Advances in Serological Diagnosis of Chagas' Disease by Using Recombinant Proteins

By Iván S. Marcipar and Claudia M. Lagier


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18. Echinococcosis/Hydatidosis

By Antoni Soriano Arandes and Frederic Gómez Bertomeu


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19. A Programme to Control Taeniosis-Cysticercolsis (Taenia solium) in Mexico

By Aline S. de Aluja, Julio Morales Soto and Edda Sciutto


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20. Antischistosomal Natural Compounds: Present Challenges for New Drug Screens

By Josué de Moraes


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21. Control of Schistosomiasis and Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Prospects

By Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté


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22. Hyperinfection Syndrome in Strongyloidiasis

By Cristiane Tefé-Silva, Eleuza R. Machado, Lúcia H. Faccioli and Simone G. Ramos


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23. Molecular Diagnosis and Monitoring of Benzimidazole Susceptibility of Human Filariids

By Adisak Bhumiratana, Apiradee Intarapuk, Danai Sangthong, Surachart Koyadun, Prapassorn Pechgit and Jinrapa Pothikasikorn


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24. Lymphatic Filariasis Transmission and Control: A Mathematical Modelling Approach

By Asep K. Supriatna and N. Anggriani


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25. Novel Molecular Diagnostic Platform for Tropical Infectious Diseases

By Yasuyoshi Mori, Norihiro Tomita, Hidetoshi Kanda and Tsugunori Notomi


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26. Sexually Transmitted Infections in the Tropics

By John C. Meade and Denise C. Cornelius


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27. Re-Emergence of Malaria and Dengue in Europe

By Rubén Bueno Marí and Ricardo Jiménez Peydró


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28. Neonatal Thermoneutrality in a Tropical Climate

By Hippolite O. Amadi


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29. Associations Between Nutritional Indicators Using Geoadditive Latent Variable Models with Application to Child Malnutrition in Nigeria

By Khaled Khatab


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