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Protozoa and Human Disease

Edition:
1st
Author(s):
Mark F Wiser
ISBN:
9780815365006
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
November 18, 2010
Content Details:
300 pages
Language:
English

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    Book Summary

    The VitalBook e-book version of Protozoa and Human Disease is only available in the US and Canada at the present time. To purchase or rent please visit http://store.vitalsource.com/show/978-1-1367-3816-6.

    Protozoa and Human Disease is a textbook on medically important protozoa and the diseases they cause for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals.  It combines a taxonomic and medical approach and is therefore suitable for a parasitology, microbiology, medical, and public health readership.  In addition to the basics such as morphological features, life cycles, and the clinical manifestations of the diseases, topics like the molecular and immunological basis of pathogenesis, metabolic pathways, specialized subcellular structures, ecology of disease transmission, antigenic variation, and molecular epidemiology are discussed for many of the protozoan pathogens. At the end of the book is an extensive glossary of molecular biology, immunology, and medical terms.

    KEY TOPICS:
    Life Cycles and Distribution.
    Morphology.
    Host-Parasite Interactions.
    Molecular and Immunological Basis of Pathogenesis.
    Transmission, Control, and Epidemiology.
    Drug Action and Resistance.
    Clinical Manifestation, Diagnosis and Treatment.

    Features

      Focuses solely on protozoa

      Combines a taxonomic and medical approach allowing for efficient discussion of biological aspects, pathogenic mechanisms, and clinical features of medically important protozoa and the diseases they cause

      Also covers disease transmission, epidemiology, and public health issues

      Mechanisms of drug action and resistance are included in individual chapters

      Includes the uses of molecular biology techniques in the study and diagnosis of protozoan pathogens

      Extensive glossary of molecular biology, immunology, and medical terms

  • Contents

    1. Introduction to Medical Protozoology 2. Overview of Intestinal Protozoa 3. Entamoeba and Amebiasis 4. Giardiasis 5. Trichomonas vaginalis and Other Trichomonads 6. Balantidium coli and Blastocystis hominis 7. Kinetoplastids 8. African Trypanosomiasis 9. Trypanosoma cruzi and Chagas’ Disease 10. Leishmaniasis 11. General Apicomplexan Biology 12. Cryptosporidium 13. Monoxenous Intestinal Coccidia 14. Toxoplasma gondii and Cyst-forming Coccidia 15. Malaria 16. Babesiosis 17. Free-Living Protozoa Affecting Human Health
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    Chapter 3: Entamoeba and Amebiasis