Sexually Transmitted Infections and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Gerd Gross, Stephen K. Tyring
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 19, 2011 - Medical - 925 pages
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This comprehensive, up-to-date reference book is intended to serve as the standard guide in the field. It covers the epidemiology and etiology of the various sexually transmitted infections and associated diseases, reviews novel diagnostic methods, and discusses in depth both new and established treatment methods. An important part of the book is devoted to prevention and particularly to immunoprevention by vaccination. Related issues such as sexual abuse, psychosocial aspects, and economic and political considerations are also included. The expertise of many worldwide renowned specialists and superb color illustrations make this book a valuable resource for practitioners from a variety of medical disciplines. It has a reader-friendly structure with “core messages” and “take-home pearls”.
 

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Contents

Bacterial Infections
74
Viral Infections
207
Ectoparasites
586
Protozoan Infections
598
Fungal Infections
610
STD and Travel Medicine
625
Therapeutic Challenges
634
Prevention and Vaccines
668
Laboratorial Diagnosis
747
Special Aspects of STIs and STDs in Comparison to Other Conditions
774
Psychosocial Issues
875
Economical and Political Issues
882
Index
896
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Professor Gerd Gross has been Director of the Department of Dermatology and Venereology at the University of Rostock, Germany, since 1996. He is a recognized authority in the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. His particular field of interest is the impact and control of viruses in clinical medicine. He has been President of the German STD Society since 1998 and also Vice-President of the Paul Ehrlich Society for Chemotherapy. Professor Gross has published a large number of journal articles and five books in the field, including “Human Papillomavirus Infections. A Clinical Atlas”. Dr. Stephen Tyring is a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Dermatology, Microbiology/Molecular Genetics, and Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Tyring sits on several editorial boards and serves as a reviewer for a number of prestigious journals. He has been principal investigator for more than 200 successfully completed clinical trials. Dr. Tyring’s research interests include the therapy and prevention of various mucocutaneous diseases, especially those disorders with an infectious and/or immunological basis. He is the author of more than 600 journal articles and book chapters as well as eight books, including one on sexually transmitted infections.

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