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Tick-Borne Diseases of Humans

Authors: Jesse L. Goodman, David T. Dennis, Daniel E. Sonenshine
Content Type: Monograph
Format: Electronic, Hardcover
Publication Year: 2005

Category: Clinical Microbiology

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With increased travel and exposure to exotic environments, the incidence of tick-borne diseases afflicting humans is on the rise. Tick-borne illnesses are extremely diverse, both biologically and clinically, and symptoms are often nonspecific, making recognition and appropriate treatment challenging. provides physicians and scientists with up-to-date and comprehensive information on the biology, ecology, and clinical aspects of these diseases. It will familiarize clinicians with the various disease syndromes and diagnoses, even for those diseases that commonly occur outside of their sphere of experience. A ready resource, this book covers key information that will be highly useful to students and professionals in the fields of human and veterinary medicine, public health, medical entomology, acarology, and ecology.

Written by experts with specialized field knowledge, presents state-of-the-art information on disease epidemiology, transmission, and ecology. The book is divided into three sections, each of which can be used independently or in concert with the remaining two sections. Section I integrates divergent information relevant to the full spectrum of tick-borne diseases, incorporating tick biology and identification, distribution of the diseases ticks transmit, and various strategies for tick control. In addition, this section comprehensively reviews the clinical approach to a patient with a possible tick-borne affliction. Section II is devoted to in-depth profiles of specific diseases, including information on disease history, biology, epidemiology, ecology, transmission, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Section III examines the geographical distribution of tick-borne diseases and their vectors.

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02 February 2013

At A Glance

Tick-Borne Diseases of Humans provides physicians and scientists with up-to-date and comprehensive information on the biology, ecology, and clinical aspects of these diseases. It will familiarize clinicians with the various disease syndromes and diagnoses, even for those diseases that commonly occur outside of their sphere of experience. The book is divided into three sections: Section I integrates divergent information relevant to the full spectrum of tick-borne diseases; Section II is devoted to in-depth profiles of specific diseases; Section III examines the geographical distribution of tick-borne diseases and their vectors. 

Description

This book describes the history, etiology, epidemiology, clinical symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of tick-borne diseases. Prevention and/or vaccinations are discussed when appropriate.

Purpose

The purpose is to provide an update on tick-borne diseases. The current terminology is certainly reflected in this book. The book is needed due to the evolution in the area of zoonotic illnesses. The didactic objectives have been met.

Audience

The authors target individuals in veterinary medicine, scientists, and public health and microbiology practitioners. Even though the book may be too technical, clinicians may find it interesting as well. The authors are a good mix of scientists and clinicians and are certainly well respected, credible authorities.

Features

The book is divided into three sections covering ticks, diseases, and a color atlas. Material on laboratory diagnosis is particularly appealing. More color pictures would enhance the value of the book.

Assessment

This is a unique, well written source of information for individuals in veterinary medicine, scientists, and clinicians. It goes into more detail about tick-borne diseases than Mandell's standard infectious diseases textbook (Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Disease, 6th Edition (Elsevier, 2006)). It is great to have this book on the shelf if one needs to dive into details about ticks, wherever in the world they may be, to know how to recognize, treat, and possibly prevent these conditions.

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Reviewer: Rudolf Kotula, MD (South Denver Infectious Diseases Associates)

Review Date: Unknown

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