Woman with a Worm in Her Head And Other True Stories of Infectious Disease

ISBN-10: 0312306016
ISBN-13: 9780312306014
Edition: Revised 
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 12/6/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792

A normal, healthy woman becomes host to a pork tapeworm that is burrowing into her brain and disabling her motor abilities. A handsome man contracts Chicken Pox and ends up looking like the victim of a third degree burn. A vigorous young athlete is bitten by an insect and becomes a target for flesh-eating strep. Even the most innocuous everyday activities such as eating a salad for lunch, getting bitten by an insect, and swimming in the sea bring human beings into contact with dangerous, often deadly microorganisms. In The Woman with a Worm in Her Head, Dr. Pamela Nagami reveals-through real-life cases-the sobering facts about some of the world's most horrific diseases: the warning signs, the consequences, treatments, and most compellingly, what it feels like to make medical and ethical decisions that can mean the difference between life and death. Unfailingly precise, calmly instructive, and absolutely engrossing, The Woman with the Worm in Her Head offers both useful information and enjoyable reading.

Foreword
Introduction
Worm Hunt
Wounded Hearts
Valley Fever
AIDS
Maneater
A Fever from Africa
Manju
The Woman with a Worm in Her Head
Septic Shock
A Case of Chickenpox
Call Me Spot
Conclusion
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Index

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