Description

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 fourth edition 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

Table of Contents

Dedication

Preface

Chapter 1. Symbiosis and Parasitism

Definitions

Ecological Aspects of Parasitism

Medical Implications

Evolution of Parasitism

Suggested Readings

Chapter 2. Parasite-Host Interactions

Effects of Parasites on Hosts

Biological Adaptations of Parasitism

Opportunistic Parasites

Selected Readings

Part I The Protozoa

Chapter 3. General Characteristics of the Euprotista (Protozoa)

Locomotor Organelles Flagella

Other Organelles

Encystation

Reproduction

Selected Readings

Classification of the Protozoa

Chapter 4. Visceral Protozoa I: Rhizopods (Amoebae) and Ciliophorans

Amoebae

Pathogenic Free-Living Amoebae

Microsporidians

Ciliates

Selected Readings

Chapter 5. Visceral Protozoa II: Flagellates

Nontrichomonad Flagellates

The Genus Trichomonas and Related Forms

Selected Readings

Chapter 6. Blood and Tissue Protozoa I: Hemoflagellates

Morphologic Forms

Genus Trypanosoma

Selected Readings

Chapter 7. Blood and Tissue Protozoa II: Human Malaria

Plasmodium and Human Malaria

Selected Readings

Chapter 8. Blood and Tissue Protozoa III: Other Protists

Babesia

Toxoplasma gondii

Cryptosporidium parvum

Cyclospora cayentanensis

Isospora belli

Blastocystis hominis

Selected Readings

Part II The Trematoda

Chapter 9. General Characteristics of the Trematoda

Structure of Adult

Generalized Life Cycle Patterns

Germ Cell Cycle

Physiology

Chemotherapy

Selected Readings

Classification of the Trematoda

Chapter 10. Visceral Flukes

Liver Flukes

Intestinal Flukes

Lung Flukes

Selected Readings

Chapter 11. Blood

Details

No. of pages:
448
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780124159846
Print ISBN:
9780124159150

Awards

Doody’s Core Titles 2013, Doody Enterprises