Description

First published in 1963, Advances in Parasitology contains comprehensive and up-to-date reviews in all areas of interest in contemporary parasitology.

Advances in Parasitology includes medical studies on parasites of major influence, such as Plasmodium falciparum and trypanosomes. The series also contains reviews of more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy, and life history, which shape current thinking and applications.

Eclectic volumes are supplemented by thematic volumes on various topics, including control of human parasitic diseases and global mapping of infectious diseases. The 2012 impact factor is 3.778.

Key Features

  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field
  • Contributions from leading authorities and industry experts

Readership

Students, research scientists, teachers, clinicians both veterinary and medical, control programme managers, fund managers and policy makers

Table of Contents

Contributors
Memoriam
Chapter One: Joint Infectious Causation of Human Cancers
Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Essential and Exacerbating Causes

3 Joint Essential Causes

4 Essential with Exacerbating Infections

5 Joint Exacerbating Infections

6 Uncertainties in Assignment of Exacerbating and Essential Causation

7 Implications for Cancers of Uncertain Cause

8 Implications for the Control of Cancer

Acknowledgements

Chapter Two: Neurological and Ocular Fascioliasis in Humans
Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Fasciola Infection in Humans

3 Neurological Fascioliasis

4 Neurofascioliasis or Intracranial Fascioliasis

5 Fascioliasis with Neurological Implications

6 Ocular Fascioliasis

7 Affection of Related or Close Organs

8 Polymorphisms, Multifocality, Manifestation Changes, and Syndromes

9 Pathogenic and Physiological Mechanisms

10 Diagnosis of Neurological and Ophthalmologic Fascioliasis

11 Neurological and Ophthalmologic Fascioliasis Treatment

12 Concluding Remarks

Acknowledgements

Chapter Three: Measuring Changes in Plasmodium falciparum Transmission
Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Accuracy, Precision and Costs of Malaria Metrics

3 Scaling Relationships Between Malaria Metrics

4 Discussion

Acknowledgements

Chapter Four: A Review of Molecular Approaches for Investigating Patterns of Coevolution in Marine Host–Parasite Relationships
Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Factors That May Confound Elucidation of Coevolutionary Patterns

3 What Types of Markers Resolve Marine Host–Parasite Evolutionary Relationships the Best?

4 What Can Functional Markers Tell Us About Local Adaptations in Host–Parasite Systems?

5 Which Methodologies Reveal Coevolutionary Relationships in Marine Host–Parasites the Best?

Details

No. of pages:
312
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780128000991
Electronic ISBN:
9780128005873

Reviews

"One is struck by the quality and scholarship of the various chapters and the obviously efficient editing." --Parasitology

"The policy of the editors of Advances in Parasitology to include reviews from any aspect of parasitology and the high standard of individual papers have resulted in this series of volumes becoming an indispensable source for students, teachers, and research workers." --Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology