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Author Goddard, Jerome

Title Physician's guide to arthropods of medical importance / Jerome Goddard
Edition 6th ed
Published Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2013

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Description 1 online resource
Contents pt. I. Pathological conditions caused by arthropods and principles of their treatment. Principles of treatment for arthropod bites, stings, and other exposure -- Allergy to arthropods -- Stings -- Bites -- Dermatitis, urticaria, and blistering from contact with arthropods -- Myiasis (invasion of human tissues by fly larvae) -- Delusions of parasitosis (imaginary insect or mite infestations) -- pt. II. Identification of arthropods and the diseases they cause. Identification of medicaly important arthropods -- Signs and symptoms of arthropod-borne diseases -- pt. III. Arthropods of medical importance. Ants -- Bees -- Beetles -- bugs (the true bugs) -- Caterpillars (urticating) -- Centipedes -- Cockroaches -- Earwigs -- Fleas -- Flies (biting) -- Flies (nonbiting) -- Flies (that might cause yiasis) -- Lice -- Millipedes -- Mites -- Mosquitoes -- Moths (species whose scales or hairs cause irritation) -- Pentastomes (tongue worms) -- Scorpions -- Spiders -- Ticks -- Wasps (yellowjackets, hornets, and paper wasps) -- pt. IV. Personal protection measures against arthropods. Pros and cons of insect repellents -- Arthropod-specific personal protectin techniques
Summary This up-to-date and easy-to-find text is the essential tool for identifying arthropods, including varieties of insects, spiders, mites and scorpians, and the health problems they cause. As the importance of medical entomology increases, access to up-to-date, authoritative information also becomes increasingly critical. For nearly 20 years, the award-winning, bestselling Physician's Guide to Arthropods of Medical Importance has established itself as a standard reference in doctors' offices and emergency rooms. Now in its sixth edition, this book maintains its status as the ultimate easy-to-use guide for physicians and other health care providers, public health officials, and pest control professionals who need to identify arthropods, the common signs and symptoms of vector-borne diseases, and the recommended forms of treatment. The book begins by describing the pathologic conditions caused by arthropods and the principles of treating those conditions. It elucidates the rationale behind the various treatment regimes and the underlying principles of controlling the immune response. It covers identification of arthropods and common signs and symptoms of vector-borne disease. The book then provides an alphabetical arrangement of arthropods of medical importance with clearly marked subheadings for easy information access. The author concludes with personal protection methods against arthropods. Now with color pictures throughout, the Sixth Edition's chapters have been updated with the latest information and current references. Older photographs and line drawings have been replaced with new and improved versions, and the interactive CD-ROM has also been updated with more pictures and videos as well as helpful identification aids, additional reading materials, and web links. This work is the most up-to-date reference on arthropods available. Jerome Goddard recently appeared on The Colbert Report. As the importance of medical entomology increases, access to up-to-date, authoritative information also becomes increasingly critical. For nearly 20 years, the award-winning, bestselling Physician's Guide to Arthropods of Medical Importance has established itself as a standard reference in doctors' offices and emergency rooms. Now in its sixth edition, this book maintains its status as the ultimate easy-to-use guide for physicians and other health care providers, public health officials, and pest control professionals who need to identify arthropods, the common signs and symptoms of vector-borne diseases, and the recommended forms of treatment. The book begins by describing the pathologic conditions caused by arthropods and the principles of treating those conditions. It elucidates the rationale behind the various treatment regimes and the underlying principles of controlling the immune response. It covers identification of arthropods and common signs and symptoms of vector-borne disease. The book then provides an alphabetical arrangement of arthropods of medical importance with clearly marked subheadings for easy information access. The author concludes with personal protection methods against arthropods. Now with color pictures throughout, the Sixth Edition's chapters have been updated with the latest information and current references. Older photographs and line drawings have been replaced with new and improved versions, and the interactive CD-ROM has also been updated with more pictures and videos as well as helpful identification aids, additional reading materials, and web links. This work is the most up-to-date reference on arthropods available. Jerome Goddard recently appeared on The Colbert Report
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Arthropod vectors.
Parasitic diseases.
Parasitic Diseases
Arthropod Vectors
Arthropods -- pathogenicity
Bites and Stings -- therapy
MEDICAL -- Epidemiology.
MEDICAL -- Health Risk Assessment.
Arthropod vectors.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781439850862
1439850860
0429195516
9780429195518
Other Titles Arthropods of medical importance