Medicine » Infectious Diseases

Current Topics in Tropical Medicine

Edited by Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales, ISBN 978-953-51-0274-8, 576 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published March 16, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1335
Edited Volume

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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    Josué de Moraes, Aline A. Leite Carvalho, Eliana Nakano, Antonia Amanda Cardoso de Almeida, Thiago Henrique da Costa Marques, Luciana Nalone Andrade, Rivelilson Mendes de Freitas and Damião Pergentino de Sousa
  2. Comparative Evaluation of Anthelmintic Activity of Edible and Ornamental Pomegranate Ethanolic Extracts against Schistosoma mansoni
    Doaa A. Yones, Dalia M. Badary, Hesham M. B. Sayed, Soad A. H. Bayoumi, Azza A. Khalifa and Ahmed M. El-Moghazy
  3. Phytol, a Diterpene Alcohol from Chlorophyll, as a Drug against Neglected Tropical Disease Schistosomiasis Mansoni
    Josué de Moraes, Rosimeire N. de Oliveira, Jéssica P. Costa, Antonio L. G. Junior, Damião P. de Sousa, Rivelilson M. Freitas, Silmara M. Allegretti, Pedro L. S. Pinto and Timothy G. Geary
  4. Structural and spectroscopic characterization of epiisopiloturine-metal complexes, and anthelmintic activityvs.S. mansoni
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  5. A rapid molecular diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis by colorimetric malachite green-loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) combined with an FTA card as a direct sampling tool
    Chukwunonso O. Nzelu, Abraham G. Cáceres, Silvia Guerrero-Quincho, Edwin Tineo-Villafuerte, Luis Rodriquez-Delfin, Tatsuyuki Mimori, Hiroshi Uezato, Ken Katakura, Eduardo A. Gomez, Angel G. Guevara, Yoshihisa Hashiguchi and Hirotomo Kato
  6. Challenges and Frugal Remedies for Lowering Facility Based Neonatal Mortality and Morbidity: A Comparative Study
    Hippolite O. Amadi, Akin O. Osibogun, Olateju Eyinade, Mohammed B. Kawuwa, Angela C. Uwakwem, Maryann U. Ibekwe, Peter Alabi, Chinyere Ezeaka, Dada G. Eleshin and Mike O. Ibadin
  7. Synthesis and Validation of a Weatherproof Nursery Design That Eliminates Tropical Evening-Fever Syndrome in Neonates
    Hippolite O. Amadi, Lawal I. Mohammed, Mohammed B. Kawuwa, Abdulquddus Oyedokun and Hajjah Mohammed
  8. Breeding Sites ofAedes aegypti: Potential Dengue Vectors in Dire Dawa, East Ethiopia
    Dejene Getachew, Habte Tekie, Teshome Gebre-Michael, Meshesha Balkew and Akalu Mesfin