Human Parasitology - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780128137123

Human Parasitology

5th Edition

Authors: Burton Bogitsh Clint Carter Thomas Oeltmann
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128137123
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 448
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Human Parasitology, Fifth Edition, 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 fifth 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.

Key Features

  • Integrates the most recent molecular discoveries about mosquitoes, ticks and other arthropods as vectors, as well as the most effective therapeutic regimens
  • 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
  • Provides 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


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About the Author

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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