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Practice of Medicine: Tropical Diseases

The tropical region of the Earth, due to its proximity to the equator, is considered a home to a variety of biodiversity, which is a good thing. But, this biodiversity also means countless micro-organisms and other organisms, many of which are pathogenic. And, these pathogens then give rise to a variety of diseases called tropical diseases. But, are tropical diseases only confined to the tropical region of the planet? No! Due to the free to and fro movement of people, the so called “tropical diseases” aren’t localised to a specific region anymore. So, what once was a tropical dweller’s disease, has transformed to a tropical traveller’s disease too. And, with the climate change and other phenomena, more and more such diseases are popping up around the world. A physician should know about tropical diseases, regardless of the location of his clinic. This is because, on any fine morning, he could encounter a case of tropical disease in a patient who just returned from a tropical region. This course will help you gain vast amount of information about various tropical diseases, their clinical features, investigations and management.

Author : Dr. Rashi,Dr. Saba
Course Duration: 4.2 hours

This course begins with an introduction to tropical diseases, where we go into its history and the geographical significance of the tropical region. Followed by this will be a discussion on the major presenting complaint in tropical diseases – fever, or rather, tropical fever. Then in the course comes the discussion of two other major presenting complaints – diarrhoea and dysentery along with their clinical features, management, etc. Dermatological presentations of Tropical disorders, like the dreaded Tropical ulcer also are a part of the course. Then, Eosinophilia in the Tropics will also be discussed in detail, in a separate module. Finally, the course will also discuss Homeopathic therapeutics for tropical disorders and their presenting features.

  • 1. Dermatological Issues in Tropics 39 min

    Followed by an introduction to dermatological ailments in tropical and subtropical areas, this module goes on to discuss tropical ulcer, cutaneous larva migrans, Myiasis, Tungiasis along with a few other common clinical presentations in the tropics.

  • 2. Eosinophilia in the Tropics 43 min

    First, this module helps the learner understand the significance of eosinophilia in tropical infections. Then, it goes on to discuss the aetiology followed by the clinical assessment and investigations that are indicated in eosinophilia seen in tropical diseases.

  • 3. Homeopathic Therapeutics in Tropical Illnesses 50 min

    In this module, before discussing the homeopathic therapeutics for tropical illnesses, the current scenario of medical aid availability for the same would be looked into, globally. Under the Homeopathic therapeutics, we will discuss remedies for tropical fevers and then for Diarrhoea and Dysentery acquired in tropical regions.

  • 4. What are Tropical Diseases?   FREE 24 min

    As the name suggests, this is the introductory module. After briefly understanding what tropical diseases are, this module will proceed to discuss the influence geographical factors of the tropical region have on these infections. Then, the role of socio-economic conditions and environment on these diseases will be taken up after which the history of evolution of tropical diseases will be discussed. Finally, the module will glance through the global research efforts and health programmes aimed at tackling tropical diseases.

  • 5. Tropical Fever 43 min

    This module discusses tropical fevers along with their aetiology, clinical assessment and investigations required for diagnosis. Finally, the management strategies for tropical fever will also be discussed.

  • 6. Tropical Diarrhoea and Dysentery 50 min

    After introducing the learners to Diarrhoea and Dysentery, this module goes on to discuss the epidemiological status of Diarrhoea and Dysentery globally. This will then be followed by the aetiology of diarrhoea & dysentery acquired in the tropical and subtropical regions. Then, the module discusses the clinical features, diagnosis, management protocol and the prevention strategies to be adopted in these cases.

Dr. Rashi

Dr. Rashi

Dr. Rashi Prakash is a passionate homeopath, an avid blogger and writer. She has been keenly interes ...Read More

Dr. Saba

Dr. Saba

Dr. Saba has done her BHMS from Bakson Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital. She topped th ...Read More

Importance: With an increase in epidemics all over the world, tropical diseases are obviously a burden to the whole human community. This is also buttressed by the fact that international borders are virtually becoming porous due to the increased movement of the human population from region to region. Most physicians as students might not have given much importance to the studies and management strategies of tropical diseases. But, their increased incidence must be enough to nudge physicians towards studying these diseases in detail.

Beneficiaries: UG/PG Students

Course Benefit: The course begins with acquainting the learner to tropical diseases, their history, evolution along with the geographical significance of tropical region and the reasons behind it contributing to a wide variety of these tropical diseases. Then, the course also lists the many tropical diseases along with their clinical features, diagnosis, management, etc. Along with that, we also discuss the main presenting complaints of these diseases which include fever, diarrhoea, dysentery, dermatological conditions and eosinophilia. The Course talks not only about the theoretical aspect of these infections, but also talks about dealing with such patients including their diagnosis and general management. Moreover, the discussion on the Homeopathic therapeutics will also acquaint the learners with Homeopathic remedies that are most often indicated in tropical diseases and their presentations. So, this is not only helpful from the academic point of view, but, will also help you learners in your medical practice.

Practice of Medicine: Tropical Diseases
This course includes:

  6 Modules      

  6 Quizes          

   Certificate Of Completion

   Course Validity : 365 days

$7.48 $9.98