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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
- Presents various parasites and examines how they interact with their hosts and respond to new treatments
- Easy to read with photographs, diagrams, and clinical case pictures throughout
Premedical, medical technology, and undergraduate microbiology students as well as researchers and professionals in related disciplines.
Chapter 1. Symbiosis and Parasitism
Ecological Aspects of Parasitism
Evolution of Parasitism
Chapter 2. Parasite-Host Interactions
Effects of Parasites on Hosts
Biological Adaptations of Parasitism
Part I The Protozoa
Chapter 3. General Characteristics of the Euprotista (Protozoa)
Locomotor Organelles Flagella
Classification of the Protozoa
Chapter 4. Visceral Protozoa I: Rhizopods (Amoebae) and Ciliophorans
Pathogenic Free-Living Amoebae
Chapter 5. Visceral Protozoa II: Flagellates
The Genus Trichomonas and Related Forms
Chapter 6. Blood and Tissue Protozoa I: Hemoflagellates
Chapter 7. Blood and Tissue Protozoa II: Human Malaria
Plasmodium and Human Malaria
Chapter 8. Blood and Tissue Protozoa III: Other Protists
Part II The Trematoda
Chapter 9. General Characteristics of the Trematoda
Structure of Adult
Generalized Life Cycle Patterns
Germ Cell Cycle
Classification of the Trematoda
Chapter 10. Visceral Flukes
Chapter 11. Blood Flukes
Symptomatology and Diagnosis
Host Immune Response
Part III The Cestoda
Chapter 12. General Characteristics of the Cestoda
Life Cycle Patterns
Host Immune Response
Classification of the Cestoda
Chapter 13. Intestinal Tapeworms
Chapter 14. Extraintestinal Tapeworms
Part IV The Nematoda
Chapter 15. General Characteristics of the Nematoda
Structure of the Adult
Classification of the Nematoda
Chapter 16. Intestinal Nematodes
Human Hookworm Disease
Chapter 17. Blood and Tissue Nematodes
The Guinea Worm
Part V Arthropoda
Chapter 18. Arthropods as Vectors
Significance of Arthropods as Vectors
General Structural Features
Classification of the Arthropoda
APPENDIX A. Drugs for Parasitic Infections: Partial List of Generic and Brand Names
APPENDIX B. Current Chemotherapeutic Regimens
APPENDIX C. Adverse Effects of Antiparasitic Drugs
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- 6th July 2012
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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.
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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.
Professor Emeritus, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Medicine Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University, USA
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"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
"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."--Doody.com, April 24, 2013
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