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.