Accession Number:

ADA218949

Title:

Problem Oriented Differential Diagnosis of Tropical Diseases

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

238.0

Abstract:

A problem oriented differential diagnosis of tropical diseases was written for primary care physicians. The text describes the basic principles of travel medicine, survival in the tropics, and heat injury. Tables organizing the incubation period and geographic distribution of tropical diseases are provided. The remaining text discusses tropical diseases organized by organ system, signs, and symptoms. The purpose is to assist primary care physicians in arriving at a limited differential diagnosis of tropical diseases before consulting tropical medicine texts and initiating empiric therapy and diagnostic workup. Tropical diseases, Travel medicine, Military personnel, Fever, Neurological complications, Ophthalmological complications, Ear, nose, and throat complications, Pulmonary complications, Cardiovascular complications, Hepatobiliary complications, Gastrointestinal complications, Genitourinary complications, Musculoskeletal complications, Dermatological complications, Hematological complications.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE