Volume 114. Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

1st Edition

Handbook of Clinical Neurology Series (Editors: Aminoff, Boller, Swaab)

Editors:

  • Hector Garcia
  • Herbert Tanowitz
  • Oscar Del Brutto
    • Print ISBN 9780444534903
    • Electronic ISBN

    Description

    Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology, a new volume in The Handbook of Clinical Neurology, provides a comprehensive and contemporary reference on parasitic infections of the human nervous system.  Parasitic infections are varied and some are resolved by the host’s immune system, other infections may become established even though unnoticed, and some cause severe disease and death.  In our modern world, neuroparasitoses are no longer geographically isolated and these infections now appear worldwide.  Outside of a very few well understood pathologies, most parasitic infections have been neglected in the neurological literature and most neurologists have never diagnosed such an infection.  This volume details how, with the advent of modern neuroimaging techniques, improved diagnostic applications of molecular biology, more accurate immunodiagnosis, and minimally invasive neurosurgery, human nervous system parasitoses are now diagnosed and treated, with increasing frequency.   The book is divided into six sections, and begins with an introduction to the mechanisms of infection, diagnosis, and pathology of parasitic diseases. Subsequent chapters detail protozoan diseases and a section covering each of the major classes of human-infecting helminths: nematodes (roundworms), trematodes (flukes), and cestodes (tapeworms).  The final section contains chapters on other important areas of tropical clinical medicine including the neurological complications of venomous bites and tropical nutritional deficiencies.  Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology will be of interest to neurologists, neurosurgeons and other health professionals encountering patients with parasitic infections.

    Key Features

    *A comprehensive reference resource on the diagnosis and treatment of parasitic infections of the human nervous system

    *Focuses on the impact of modern neuroimaging techniques, improved diagnostic applications of molecular biology, more accurate immunodiagnosis, and minimally invasive neurosurgery to diagnose parasitoses

    *International list of contributors including the leading workers in the field.

     


     

    Readership

    Clinical and research neurologists, neurosurgeons, and medical professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of parasitic infections

    Table of Contents

    Handbook of Clinical Neurology 3rd Series

    Foreword

    Preface

    Contributors

    Section 1: Introduction

    Chapter 1. Neurological aspects of neglected tropical diseases: an unrecognized burden

    Introduction

    Tropical diseases with neurological implications: an attempt at classification

    The unrecognized burden of tropical neurology

    The challenge of assessing the burden of tropical neurological diseases

    Epilepsy: the silent epidemic

    The challenge of ensuring that all those in need are reached by the national health services

    A public health strategy to reduce the burden of tropical neurological diseases

    References

    Section 2: Pathophysiology and characteristics of parasitic infections

    Chapter 2. Mechanisms of CNS invasion and damage by parasites

    Introduction

    Mechanisms of CNS invasion by parasites

    Mechanisms of CNS structural and/or functional damage by parasites

    Concluding remarks and future directions

    Acknowledgments

    References

    Chapter 3. Immunodiagnosis of CNS parasitic infections

    Introduction

    Diseases that are localized primarily in the CNS

    Other parasitic diseases of the CNS

    Conclusions

    Acknowledgment

    References

    Chapter 4. Imaging of parasitic infections of the central nervous system

    Protozoa

    Nematodes

    Trematodes

    Cestodes

    Conclusion

    References

    Chapter 5. Pathology of CNS parasitic infections

    Introduction

    Protozoal Infections

    Metazoal infections

    References

    Section 3: Protozoa

    Chapter 6. Cerebral malaria

    Introduction

    Pathophysiology

    Clinical manifestations

    Pediatric patients

    Adult patients

    Treatment

    Neurological sequelae

    Epidemiology

    Malaria in travelers

    Prevention st

    Details

    No. of pages:
    432
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2013
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Elsevier
    Print ISBN:
    9780444534903
    Electronic ISBN:

    About the editors

    Hector Garcia

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Department of Microbiology, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

    Herbert Tanowitz

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA

    Oscar Del Brutto

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Hospital-Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador

    Reviews

    "This detailed reference on parasitology and tropical neurology is illustrated throughout with color and b&w diagnostic images and color clinical photos. Parasites are listed and discussed according to their etiologies. Opening chapters on general principles of parasitology include discussion of the burden of diseases as well as their mechanisms, pathology, and diagnosis. There is also discussion of the principles of novel imaging techniques applied to central nervous system parasitic infections."--Reference & Research Book News, December 2013