Principles of Medicine in Africa combines classical clinical medicine with a rich understanding of the major environmental and cultural influences on health and disease, providing comprehensive guidance for anyone intending to practise medicine in Africa. Disease is presented in the context of family and culture, and the effects of inequality and problems of limited resources are addressed. The authors have a wealth of experience in front line healthcare and provide practical, evidence-based management guidelines for all the common and less common conditions likely to be encountered. This fourth edition has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the latest research findings and management guidelines. It includes an expanded section on maternal and child health, but careful editing has generated a slimmer volume, whilst retaining all of the essential content. This is the one essential text for medical students and healthcare professionals wanting a complete and up-to-date reference book on medicine in Africa.
Preface; Part I. Health and Disease: 1. People and their environment; 2. Food and nutrition; 3. Refugees and disasters; 4. Managing a health service; Part II. Mother and Child Health: 5. The pregnant patient; 6. Neonatal care; 7. The integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI); 8. Severe acute malnutrition in childhood; 9. Diarrhoea; 10. Pneumonia and acute lower respiratory tract infections in children; 11. Measles; 12. Pertussis; Part III. Infection: General Principles: 13. The immune response to infection; 14. Approach to the febrile patient; 15. The control and prevention of infection; Part IV. Major Common Infections: 16. Malaria; 17. HIV/AIDS; 18. Tuberculosis; 19. Pneumonia in adults; 20. Meningitis; 21. Sexually transmitted infections; Part V. Bacterial Infections: 22. Typhoid, paratyphoid and non-typhoid salmonella infections; 23. Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus; 24. Rickettsial infections; 25. Brucellosis; 26. Leptospirosis; 27. Relapsing fever; 28. Plague; 29. Anthrax; 30. Tetanus; 31. Diphtheria; 32. Leprosy; 33. Cholera; Part VI. Viral Infections: 34. Viral haemorrhagic fevers: yellow fever, Lassa fever, Rift Valley fever, Ebola/Marburg fever and Crimean-Congo fever; 35. Dengue; 36. Rabies; 37. Influenza; 38. Poliomyelitis; 39. Varicella (chicken pox), Herpes zoster and monkey pox; 40. Rubella; 41. Mumps; Part VII. Protozoal Infections: 42. Leishmaniasis; 43. Human Africa trypanosomiasis; 44. Amoebiasis; 45. Intestinal protozoa; Part VIII. Helminth Infections: 46. Intestinal helminths; 47. Schistosomiasis; 48. Lymphatic filariasis and Loa Loa; 49. Onchocerciasis; 50. Cysticercosis; 51. Hydatid disease; 52. Paragonimiasis; 53. Trichinosis; 54. Guinea worm; Part IX. Fungal Infections: 55. Fungal infections; Part X. Non-Communicable Diseases: 56. Chronic and non-communicable disease in Africa; 57. Chronic non-communicable disease in health care; 58. Diabetes mellitus; 59. Hypertension; 60. Stroke; 61. Epilepsy; 62. Mental health; 63. Asthma; 64. The disabled patient; Part XI. Diseases of Body Systems: 65. The heart; 66. The lung; 67. Blood disorders; 68. The gut; 69. The liver; 70. The kidney and body fluids; 71. Bones and joints; 72. Endocrinology; 73. The nervous system; 74. The skin; 75. The eye; Part XII. Cancer and Palliative Care: 76. Cancers and lymphomas; 77. Palliative care in Africa; Part XIII. Venoms and Poisons: 78. Venomous and other dangerous animals; 79. Poisoning; Index.