Human Parasitology

By

  • Burton Bogitsh, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.
  • Clint Carter, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Human Parasitology emphasizes a medical perspective while incorporating functional morphology, physiology, biochemistry, and immunology to enhance appreciation of the diverse implications of parasitism. Bridging the gap between classical clinical parasitology texts and traditional encyclopedic treatises, Human Parasitology appeals to students interested in the medical aspects of parasitology and those who require a solid foundation in the biology of parasites. This 4e has been fully revised to integrate the most recent molecular discoveries about mosquitoes, ticks and other arthropods as vectors, as well as the most effective therapeutic regimens. New to this Edition:
• Features expanded coverage of the evolution of parasitism and an extensive update to immunology of parasite-host interactions
• Offers an enhanced art program featuring life-cycle illustrations and additional SEM and TEM micrographs
• New Host Immune Response section for each organism
View full description

Audience

Premedical, medical technology, and undergraduate microbiology students as well as researchers and professionals in related disciplines.

 

Book information

  • Published: July 2012
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-415915-0

Reviews

"There are few textbooks for students studying medical parasitology. This up-to-date third edition is easier to read than many, making it a viable option for upper-level students." -Martha Gentry-Nielsen, PhD, Creighton University School of Medicine "There are few textbooks for students stuyding medical parasitology. This up-to-date third edition is easier to read than many, making it a viable option for upper-level students." -Martha Gentry-Nielsen, PhD, Creighton University School of Medicine



Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Symbiosis and Parasitism
Chapter 2 - Parasite-Host Interactions

Part I:  The Protozoa
Chapter 3 - General Characteristics of the Euprotista (Protozoa)
Chapter 4 - Visceral Protozoa I: (Amoebae) and Ciliophorans
Chapter 5 - Visceral Protozoa II: Flagellates
Chapter 6 - Blood and Tissue Protozoa I: Hemoflagellates
Chapter 7 - Blood and Tissue Protozoa II: Human Malaria
Chapter 8 - Blood and Tissue Protozoa III: Other Protists

Part II:  The Trematoda
Chapter 9 - General Characteristics of the Trematoda
Chapter 10 - Visceral Flukes
Chapter 11 - Blood Flukes

Part III:  The Cestoda
Chapter 12 - General Characteristics of the Cestoda
Chapter 13 - Intestinal Tapeworms
Chapter 14 - Extraintestinal Tapeworms

Part IV:  The Nematoda
Chapter 15 - General Characteristics of the Nematoda
Chapter 16 - Intestinal Nematodes
Chapter 17 - Blood and Tissue Nematodes

Part V:  Arthropoda
Chapter 18 - Arthropods as Vectors

Glossary
Appendix A - Drugs for Parasitic Infections: Partial List of Generic and Name Brands
Appendix B - Current Chemotherapeutic Regiments
Appendix C - Adverse Effects of Antiparasitic Drugs
Index