This comprehensive introduction to sexually transmitted diseases gives concise, practical information on a wide range of diseases. The text of this fifth edition is substantially rewritten, updated and illustrated with new photographs, drawings and charts.
It gives the latest guidance on presenting symptoms, diagnosis, management, and pathological problems associated with sexually transmitted diseases.
This ABC also covers the control strategies for these diseases that are used in the developing and the developed world.
1 Why sexually transmitted infections are important 1
2 Control and prevention 7
3 The clinical process 11
4 Examination techniques and clinical sampling 15
5 Main presentations of sexually transmitted infections in male patients 17
6 Other conditions of the male genital tract commonly seen in sexually transmitted infection clinics 21
7 Vaginal discharge—causes, diagnosis, and treatment 25
8 Pelvic inflammatory disease and pelvic pain 30
9 Sexually transmitted infections in pregnancy 34
10 Other conditions that affect the female genital tract 39
11 Genital ulcer disease 44
12 Syphilis—clinical features, diagnosis, and management 49
Michael Adler, Patrick French
13 Genital growths 56
14 Genital infestations 60
15 Viral hepatitis 62
16 HIV 68
Ian G Williams, Ian Weller
17 Laboratory diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections 80
Appendix: proformas for taking sexual histories 85