Pathophysiology of Parasitic Infection

Pathophysiology of Parasitic Infection

1st Edition - January 28, 1976

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  • Editor: E Soulsby
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158145

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Pathophysiology of Parasitic Infection covers the proceedings of the Seventh International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, held in Thessaloniki, Greece, on July 14-16, 1975. The book summarizes the developments in pathophysiology of parasitism. It includes experiments on parasitic infections and the widespread occurrences of diseases in domestic animals caused by helminths, protozoa, and arthropods. Divided into 21 chapters, the book initially examines the mechanisms of pathogenicity from the structural and physiological processes that may be expressed as the pathophysiology of parasitic infections. The subsequent chapters discuss the plasma protein kinetics; the hematological indices associated with parasitic infections; the mechanisms of the swine trichuriasis disease; and the response of sheep and rabbit to infection with Fasciola hepatica. The book also presents evidence on establishing a predictable population of parasites based from the ratio of mature to immature worms and the ratio of mucosal to lumen dwelling stages. A chapter focuses on the effects of nematode infection on the lymphatic system and on blood vessels. Considerable chapters are devoted to body defense against parasitic infection, including immunoglobulin E-like antibodies, vasoactive amines and peptides, and immunoglobulin M. The book further deals with the hematological aspects and treatment of trypanosomiasis. It also tackles the effects of fever as a pathophysiological factor in the course and pathogenesis of East Coast fever caused by Theileria parva. The concluding chapters deal with immune response to parasitic infection, including the effects of anticomplementary substances, macrophage, and lymphocytes. Veterinary parasitologists, parasitic infection researchers, immunologists, teachers, and students with courses related to parasitic infection will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Introduction to the Conference

    Determinants of Parasitism: Factors in Pathogenesis


    Pathophysiology of Parasitic Infection Plasma Protein Metabolism

    The Anaemias of Parasitic Infections

    Levels of Serum Enzymes and Electrolytes Associated with Swine Trichuriasis

    Pathophysiological Studies of Experimental Fasciola hepatica Infections in Sheep and Rabbits

    Blood Pepsinogen Estimations and Production Responses in Trichostrongylid Parasitism in Ruminants

    A Multistage Multiparasite Model Consisting of Oesophagostomum spp., Hyostrongylus rubidus, and Ascaris suum in Young Swine for Pathological and Anthelmintic Studies

    Haematological Changes during the Course of Experimental Infection with Fasciola gigantica in Sheep

    Pathology and Pathophysiology of Nematode Infections of the Lymphathatic System and Blood Vessels

    The Pathology of Experimental Dracunculus Infection and Its Relevance to Chemotherapy

    Homocytotropic Antibodies in Mastomys natalensis Infected with the Filarial Parasite Litomosoides carinii

    Vasoactive Amines and Peptides: Their Role in the Pathogenesis of Protozoal Infections

    Immunoglobulin Μ in Trypanosomiasis

    A Comparative Study of the Hematological Aspects of the Diseases Caused by Trypanosoma vivax and Trypanosoma congolense in Cattle

    The Effect of Treatment on the Anaemia of African Trypanosomiasis

    Fever: A Critical Factor in the Pathogenesis of East Coast Fever (Theileria parva Infection) in Cattle

    Pathophysiology of the Immune Response to Parasites

    Anticomplementary Substances Associated with Taeniid metacestodes

    Influence of Macrophages and Lymphocytes of Rats on Nippostrongylus brasiliensis in Vitro

    The Effect of Acute Trichinosis on Allograft Rejection


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  • No. of pages: 276
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1976
  • Published: January 28, 1976
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158145

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