Opportunistic Protozoa in Humans

Opportunistic Protozoa in Humans

1st Edition - March 16, 1998

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  • Editors: John Baker, Ralph Muller, D. Rollinson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080580869

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Due to the advent of AIDS, there is currently great interest in opportunistic infections in people with compromised immune systems. This special volume of Advances in Parasitology provides a detailed account ofthe pathogens associated with human enteric diseases, Cryptosporidium parvum, Enterocytozoon bieneusi and Cyclospora cayetanensis. This volume is essential for all parasitologists working on opportunistic protozoa.


Parasitologists in all branches of the subject.

Table of Contents

  • Cryptosporidium Parvum and Related Genera:
    S. Tzipori and J. Griffiths, Natural History and Biology of Cryptosporidium parvum.
    J. Griffiths, Human Cryptosporidiosis: Epidemiology, Transmission Clinical Disease, Treatment and Diagnosis.
    C. Theodus, Innate and Cell Mediated Immune Responses to Cryptosporidium parvum.
    H. Ward and A.M. Cevallos, Cryptosporidium: Molecular Basis of Host-Parasite Interaction.
    S. Tzipori, Cryptosporidosis: Laboratory Investigations and Chemotherapy.
    G. Widmer, Genetic Heterogeneity and PCR Detection of Cryptosporidium parvum.
    C. Flicker and J. Crabb, Waterborne Cryptosporidium parvum: Detection Methods and Treatment Options.
    Enterocytozoon Bieneusi and Other Microsporia:
    E.S. Didier, K.F. Snowden, and J.A. Shattuck, Biology of Microsporidian Species Infecting Mammals.
    D.P. Kotler and J.M. Orenstein, Clinical Syndromes Associated with Microsporiosis.
    L.M. Weiss and C.R. Vossbrink, Diagnosis and Molecular Aspects.
    C.R. Sterling, R.H. Gilman, and Y.R. Ortega, Cyclospora Cayetanensis and Related Species.
    Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 430
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1998
  • Published: March 16, 1998
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080580869

About the Serial Editors

John Baker

Affiliations and Expertise

Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, London, U.K.

Ralph Muller

Affiliations and Expertise

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, U.K.

D. Rollinson

D. Rollinson
Professor David Rollinson is a Merit Research Scientist at the Natural History Museum in London, where he leads a research team in the Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories and directs the WHO Collaborating Centre for schistosomiasis. He has had a long fascination with parasites and the diseases that they cause, this has involved him in many overseas projects especially in Africa. He is on the WHO Expert Advisory Panel of parasitic diseases, the editor of Advances in Parasitology and a former President of the World Federation of Parasitologists. His research group uses a multidisciplinary approach, which combines detailed molecular studies in the laboratory with ongoing collaborative studies in endemic areas of disease, to explore the intriguing world of parasites in order to help control and eliminate parasitic diseases.

Affiliations and Expertise

Merit Research Scientist, The Natural History Museum, London, UK

About the Serial Volume Editor

Saul Tzipori

Affiliations and Expertise

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, Massachusdetts, U.S.A.

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