Protozoa and Human Disease

Protozoa and Human Disease

He describes pathogens according to a taxonomic scheme and in reference to the organ systems they affect. The book covers the morphological features and life cycles of the various protozoa and the pathogeneses of the diseases they cause.

Author: Mark F. Wiser

Publisher: Garland Pub

ISBN: 0815365004

Category: Science

Page: 218

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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.
Categories: Science

Protozoa and Human Disease

Protozoa and Human Disease

Many important human and animal diseases are caused by protozoan pathogens (Table 1.1). These diseases impact humans directly in terms of morbidity and mortality as well as having a major impact on agriculture.

Author: Mark F Wiser

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 9781136738166

Category: Medical

Page: 300

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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
Categories: Medical

Biodiversity of Southeast Asian Parasites and Vectors causing Human Disease

Biodiversity of Southeast Asian Parasites and Vectors causing Human Disease

Not only parasitologists and experts in tropical medicine but also public health officials and travelers will find this volume highly informative. This thematic collection focuses on key parasites and their vectors in Southeast Asia.

Author: Trevor N. Petney

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030711610

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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This thematic collection focuses on key parasites and their vectors in Southeast Asia. Up-to-date essays invite readers to discover parasite and vector morphology, genetic diversity as well as dynamic parasite communities linked to human land-use and climate change. The authors shed light on transmission pathways and explore tick-borne diseases, intestinal protozoa, cestodes, nematodes and the multiplicity of cryptic trematode species. Particular attention is given to mosquito vectors in changing environments and the dynamic biodiversity of vertebrate hosts, including mammals, birds and fish. The richly illustrated chapters are completed by new approaches in diagnostic methods, treatment and prevention to protect humans and animals from tropical parasite infections. Not only parasitologists and experts in tropical medicine but also public health officials and travelers will find this volume highly informative.
Categories: Medical

Parasites of Homo sapiens

Parasites of Homo sapiens

In part this is because we know so much about all aspects of the biology of our species, but in addition, our varied habitat and diet and our global distribution exposes us to more infections than any other species.

Author: Richard Ashford

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0415311187

Category: Science

Page: 152

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Homo sapiens rank among the most parasitized of all animals. In part this is because we know so much about all aspects of the biology of our species, but in addition, our varied habitat and diet and our global distribution exposes us to more infections than any other species. Whereas some familiar parasitic infections are responsible for much human disease and suffering, the great majority are rare or obscure forms ignored by all but the most comprehensive texts. The Parasites of Homo sapiens: An Annotated checklist of the Protozoa, Helminths and Arthropods for Which We Are Home, 2nd Edition presents a comprehensive listing of them all. Closely following the pattern of the first edition, this new edition incorporates a wealth of further information and data from the most recently published research findings. An indispensable guide for all parasitologists, it presents a comprehensive checklist of all animals naturally parasitic in or on the human body. Each parasite listed includes a complete summary of its characteristics. The structure of each entry includes: The scientific name of the parasite Synonyms for scientific names Status of reported human cases Geographical distribution and abundance Parasite habitat on humans Hosts Transmission mechanisms Human risk factors Indication of host-specificity status
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Protozoa

Protozoa

In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the biology, classification and role in disease of protozoa.

Author: Victor Castillo

Publisher: Nova Biomedical

ISBN: 1624170722

Category: Medical

Page: 157

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In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the biology, classification and role in disease of protozoa. Topics discussed include the current and prospective tools for the control of cattle-infecting Babesia parasites; biological rhythms and cell behaviour in paramecium; the use of protozoan tetrahymena as a cell model; anaerobic energy metabolism in protozoa; the biology of gregarines (protozoa: apicomplexa); the biology of parasitic protozoa cysts involved in human water-borne infections; and the effect of nickel toxicity to nutrient removal by selected indigenous protozoan species in waste-water systems.
Categories: Medical

Human Parasites From Organisms To Molecular Biology

Human Parasites  From Organisms To Molecular Biology

These are some of the questions being addressed in the book.The aim of this textbook is to introduce a modern synthesis on human parasites of medical importance.

Author: Dunne Fong

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789811236280

Category: Science

Page: 668

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Why does the World Health Organization (WHO) put emphasis on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)? What are the NTDs? Are NTDs found in the United States? Is there any relationship between coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and NTDs? These are some of the questions being addressed in the book.The aim of this textbook is to introduce a modern synthesis on human parasites of medical importance. Species of parasitic protozoa and helminths are presented in detail, from history and discovery to aspects of genomes and molecular biology, together with life cycle, therapy, drug resistance, and case studies of parasitic diseases useful to the clinicians.
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Nutrition and Infectious Diseases

Nutrition and Infectious Diseases

Nutrition. and. Protozoan. Pathogens. of. Humans: A. Primer. Mark F. Wiser. Abbreviations. AIDS Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome Th T helper Key Points • Several human diseases are caused by pathogenic protozoa.

Author: Debbie L. Humphries

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030569136

Category: Medical

Page: 492

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This comprehensive and user-friendly volume focuses on the intersection between the fields of nutrition and infectious disease. It highlights the importance of nutritional status in infectious disease outcomes, and the need to recognize the role that nutrition plays in altering the risk of exposure and susceptibility to infection, the severity of the disease, and the effectiveness of treatment. Split into four parts, section one begins with a conceptual model linking nutritional status and infectious diseases, followed by primers on nutrition and immune function, that can serve as resources for students, researchers and practitioners. Section two provides accessible overviews of major categories of pathogens and is intended to be used as antecedents of pathogen-focused subsequent chapters, as well as to serve as discrete educational resources for students, researchers, and practitioners. The third section includes five in-depth case studies on specific infectious diseases where nutrition-infection interactions have been extensively explored: diarrheal and enteric disease, HIV and tuberculosis, arboviruses, malaria, and soil-transmitted helminths. The final section addresses cross-cutting topics such as drug-nutrient interactions, co-infections, and nutrition, infection, and climate change and then concludes by consolidating relevant clinical and public health approaches to addressing infection in the context of nutrition, and thus providing a sharp focus on the clinical relevance of the intersection between nutrition and infection Written by experts in the field, Nutrition and Infectious Diseases will be a go to resource and guide for immunologists, clinical pathologists, sociologists, epidemiologists, nutritionists, and all health care professionals managing and treating patients with infectious diseases.
Categories: Medical

Dog Parasites Endangering Human Health

Dog Parasites Endangering Human Health

This book presents the latest information on canine parasites with zoonotic potential, to help avoid human infections.

Author: Christina Strube

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030532307

Category: Medical

Page: 291

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This book presents the latest information on canine parasites with zoonotic potential, to help avoid human infections. Compiled by international specialists, it covers protozoa, ectoparasites and helminth species of clinical importance in dogs, as well as the state of the art in diagnosis, preventive measures and potentially necessary treatment schemes. Dogs are commonly kept in families around the world and can predispose their human companions to disease. Updating and deepening insights from other specialist literature, the book is intended for practitioners and scientists alike. It also offers practical guidance for veterinary and human physicians and highlights unexplored research areas, making it a valuable resource for students and educated non-experts with an interest in parasitology, infectiology and zoonotic pet diseases.
Categories: Medical

Human Pathogenic Protozoa

Human Pathogenic Protozoa

Author: Elio Guido Rondanelli

Publisher: Gordon & Breach Science Publishers

ISBN: UCR:31210006848129

Category: Medical

Page: 366

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Categories: Medical

Modern Text Book of Zoology Invertebrates

Modern Text Book of Zoology  Invertebrates

Similar examples are not few but numerous in the world of protozoan parasites Protozoan parasites have different ways of infecting their hosts . Entamoeba gingivalis is Protozoa and Human Diseases transferred directly from one man to ...

Author: Prof. R.L.Kotpal

Publisher: Rastogi Publications

ISBN: 8171339034

Category: Zoology

Page: 908

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Categories: Zoology