Tickborne Infectious Diseases: Diagnosis and Management

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Taylor & Francis, Mar 8, 2000 - Medical - 288 pages
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This book is the first to deal exclusively with tickborne infectious diseases in a single source, including comprehensive coverage of babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, relapsing fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Colorado tick fever, with a special emphasis on Lyme disease.
Explains how to obtain reliable and objective laboratory confirmation of clinical impressions!
Containing contributions from 24 infectious disease authorities, and supplying over 940 references, tables, drawings, and photographs, Tickborne Infectious Diseases
  • devotes an entire chapter to newly described tick-transmitted infections
  • examines tickborne encephalitis and hemorrhagic fevers
  • discusses optimal microbial therapy and management of bacterial and rickettsial tickborne infections
  • focuses on human monocytotropic and granulocytotropic ehrlichiosis
  • explores ecological, chemical, and biological control of tick populations
  • details the efficacy and use of Lyme vaccines
  • reviews the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme carditis
  • clarifies myths surrounding Lyme neuroborreliosis to separate scientific fact from misperception and misinformation
  • emphasizes differential diagnosis of tickborne diseases
    Offering a basis for understanding the natural history of vector ticks and the epidemiology of the pathogens they carry, Tickborne Infectious Diseases is a cutting-edge reference for infectious disease specialists; internists; microbiologists; pediatricians; primary care, emergency room, and critical care physicians; and medical residents and students.
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