Human Parasitology

Human Parasitology

3rd Edition - February 25, 2005

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  • Authors: Burton Bogitsh, Clint Carter, Thomas Oeltmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080547251

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Human Parasitology emphasizes the medical aspects of the topic, 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 encyclopaedic treatises, Human Parasitology appeals to students interested not only in the medical aspects of Parasitology but also to those who require a solid foundation in the biology of parasites.

Key Features

  • Updated and expanded reference section
  • New chapter on Immunology
  • Additional SEM and TEM micrographs
  • Professionally drawn life cycle illustrations
  • Addition of “Host Immune Response” section for each organism


Premedical, medical technology, and biology students as well as researchers and professionals in related disciplines

Table of Contents

  • Symbiosis and Parasitism
    Parasite-Host Interactions
    General Characteristics of the Protozoa
    Visceral Protozoa I: Amoebae and Ciliates
    Visceral Protozoa II: Flagellates
    Blood and Tissue Protozoa I: Hemoflagellates
    Blood and Tissue Protozoa II: Human Malaria
    Genearal Characteristics of the Trematoda
    Visceral Flukes
    Blood Flukes
    General Characteristics of the Cestoidea
    Intestinal Tapeworms
    Extraintestinal Tapeworms
    General Characteristics of the Nematoda
    Intestinal Nematodes
    Blood and Tissue Nematodes
    Arthropods as Vectors

Product details

  • No. of pages: 488
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2005
  • Published: February 25, 2005
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080547251

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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