This well-illustrated, practical manual of tropical pediatrics provides an essential guide for all doctors and health workers in district hospitals in developing countries. The tropical diseases that affect these children are often exacerbated or caused by poverty and neglect. However, this volume recognizes that even the most limited and basic of medical resources can make a significant contribution to improving the health of these children. This manual sets out clearly the symptomatology of these common diseases, using numerous high-quality illustrations, before giving practical advice on their treatment using the medical resources readily available in these countries. Additional features include guidance on running a district laboratory and pharmacy and a checklist of essential drugs.
This will be a practical source of guidance and reference for pediatricians and health care personnel in tropical countries, for students of tropical medicine and for doctors visiting and training in these countries.