Human Parasitology

Human Parasitology

5th Edition - May 28, 2018

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  • Authors: Burton Bogitsh, Clint Carter, Thomas Oeltmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128137130
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128137123

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Human Parasitology, Fifth Edition emphasizes a medical perspective that also incorporates 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, the book will not only appeal to students interested in the medical aspects of parasitology, but also those who are interested in gaining a solid foundation in the biology of parasites. This updated edition has been fully revised to integrate the most recent molecular discoveries about mosquitoes, ticks and other arthropods as vectors, along with the most effective therapeutic regimens for each.

Key Features

  • Integrates the most recent molecular discoveries on mosquitoes, ticks and other arthropods
  • Features expanded coverage of the evolution of parasitism and an extensive update on the immunology of parasite-host interactions
  • Offers an enhanced art program that features lifecycle illustrations and additional SEM and TEM micrographs
  • Provides a New Host Immune Response section for each organism
  • Includes a special section on the impact of genomics


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

Table of Contents

  • 1. Symbiosis and Parasitism
    2. Parasite-Host Interactions

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

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

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

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

    Part V: Arthropoda
    18. Arthropods as Vectors

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 422
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: May 28, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128137130
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128137123

About the Authors

Burton Bogitsh

Burton J. Bogitsh received his undergraduate education in biology at New York University (University Heights) and his graduate education at Baylor University (M.A.) and the University of Virginia (Ph.D.). He is currently Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University. He has authored more than 100 publications in the area of parasitology and has co-authored a textbook in General Zoology. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Morphology, co-editor of Volume 2 of the Microscopical Anatomy of Invertebrates, and has contributed many chapters to numerous edited volumes on parasitology. His research interests are in the ultrastructural localization of enzymes in helminths with a primary focus on the digestive tracts of trematodes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Clint Carter

Dr. Carter received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in biology at Loma Linda University and his Ph.D. degree at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is currently Professor Emeritus Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University. He has authored more than 70 publications with a primary focus on the biochemistry and immunology of parasites. He has contributed chapters in several edited volumes such as The Biology of the Tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta, and has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Parasitology. His current research interests are centered on the host-parasite interactions of the causative agent of Chagas’ disease, Trypanosoma cruzi.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Thomas Oeltmann

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Medicine Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University, USA

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