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Medicine - Internal Medicine | Nuclear Medicine in Tropical and Infectious Diseases

Nuclear Medicine in Tropical and Infectious Diseases

Braga, Francisco José H.N. (Ed.)

2002, XV, 262 p.

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"More than half of the world's population is at risk of the tropical diseases malaria, leprosy, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, Chagas' disease, African trypanosomiasis and leishmaniasis and half a billion are infected with at least one of these diseases". J. H. F. Remme, World Health Organisation, 1993. "If it is true that science is not limited by frontiers and all research Institutions then belong to mankind, so it is natural for each Institution to be responsible for the problems of those who live in the geographic area under its influence. There are no specific aspects concerning physical, chemical or philosophical concepts and facts, but specificity does exist concerning geology, sociology and pathology. It is the duty of each Institution to study the particular aspects concerning its geographic region, as missing links of the chain of universal knowledge may be found there." H. L. de Oliveira, fonner Rector of the University ofSiio Paulo, 1967. "Nuclear Medicine is cost effective, especially in the developing countries. ( ... ).

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Schistosomiasis - antibiotics - bacteria - fungal infection - infection - infections - infectious - infectious disease - infectious diseases

Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Microbiology - Nuclear Medicine

Table of contents 

Diseases caused by Bacteria. 1. Tuberculosis. 2. Leprosy. 3. Syphilis. 4. Yaws. 5. Lyme's Disease. 6. Brucellosis. 7. Other Diseases caused by Bacteriae. Diseases caused by Fungi. 8. Sporotrichosis. 9. Coccidioidomycosis. 10. Candidiasis. 11. Paracoccidioidomycosis. 12. Histoplasmosis. 13. Blastomycosis. 14. Other Mycoses. Diseases caused by Protozoan. 15. Chagas' Heart Disease. 16. Chagas' Disease of the Digestive Tract. 17. Other Diseases caused by Protozoan. Diseases caused by Viruses. 18. Encephalitis caused by Viruses. 19. Other Diseases caused by Viruses. Disease caused by Helminths. 20. Hydatid Disease. 21. Filariasis. 22. Schistosomiasis. 23. Neurocysticercosis. 24. Other Diseases caused by Helminths. Advances in Infection and Inflammation Imaging. 25. The choice of the best radiopharmaceutical to image specific clinical situations in patients with Infection and Inflammation. 26. Fever of Unknown Origin in Adults: General Aspects and the Role of Nuclear Medicine. 27. The Rising Incidence of Invasive Fungal Infections: Is There a Role for Nuclear Medicine? 28. Molecular Imaging of Mononuclear Cell Mediated Inflammation: from Histopatological Findings to Clinical Practice. 29. The Use of Radiolabelled Antibiotics to Localise Inflammation and infection. 30. Labelling Micro-organisms and Parts of Micro-organisms. Index.

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