Tropical Diseases and Orthopedics

  • Richard A. Gosselin
  • Stephen W. Bickler
  • Ali A. Ahmed Al-Iedan
Chapter

Abstract

Besides unusual organisms and conditions found solely in the tropics, familiar infections may present in unusual ways in austere environments. Small wounds become chronic.

Keywords

Bacillus Erythromycin Rifampicin Chloramphenicol Metronidazole 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard A. Gosselin
    • 1
  • Stephen W. Bickler
    • 2
  • Ali A. Ahmed Al-Iedan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryInstitute for Global Orthopedics and Traumatology, UCSFSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Pediatric Surgery, Rady Childrens HospitalUniversity of California San DiegoSan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.Orthopedic SurgeryBasrah General HospitalBasrahIraq

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