Category Tropical Medicine
Tropical Medicine Library 340

Diphtheria Vaccine

The vaccine is made from a cell-free purified toxin extracted from a strain of C. diphtheriae and treated with formaldehyde which converts it into a diphtheria toxoid. These are NOT live vaccines and can not cause the diphtheria.
Tropical Medicine Library 340

Cholera Vaccine

Cholera has a 50% mortality if left untreated. Find out when to give the vaccine and how best to protect yourself via our A-Z tropical vaccine library.
Tropical Medicine Library 340

Rabies Immunoglobulin (RIG)

Risk has also been categorised as low in those animals that are healthy and can be observed versus high risk in those that are wild, unwell or can not be observed. Human rabies immunoglobulin (HRIG) is taken from the plasma…

Carl von Liebermeister (1833-1901) 340

Carl von Liebermeister

Biography Born 2 February 1833, Ronsdorf Died 24 November 1901, Tübingen Medical Eponyms Liebermeister rule: Defining the relationship between pulse frequency and body temperature in fever. In fever, when the body temperature increases by one degree centigrade, the pulse frequency…

Tropical Travel Trouble

Humongous HIV Extravaganza

Tropical Travel Trouble is a series of clinical cases that you may see in the tropics or your own ED from the dreaded returned traveller. HIV
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Total TB Extravaganza

What is tuberculosis (TB)? This tropical travel clinical case extravaganza covers aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of TB
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Mega Malaria Extravaganza

Part 1 of 3 of our mega tropical series covering Malaria, TB and HIV. Remember there is not always a unifying diagnosis...
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Watery Diarrhoea

What is cholera and how is it transmitted? How do we treat it? How would you manage an outbreak? So much to learn about Watery Diarrhoea...
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RUQ Pain and Jaundice

Entamoeba histolytica is a protozoan parasite that can invade tissue. Find out more about aetiology, diagnosis, management and treatment