Toxocara and Toxocariasis

Toxocara and Toxocariasis

1st Edition - April 30, 2020

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  • Editor: Dwight Bowman
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128209585
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128209592

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Toxocara and Toxocariasis, Volume 109 in the Advances in Parasitology series, includes medical studies of parasites of major influence, along with reviews of more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy and life history, all topics which help to shape current thinking and applications. This latest release includes chapters on organism and the recognition of the disease, dogs (and cats) disease, diagnosis, prevalence of infection, and treatment, and more.

Key Features

  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field of parasitology
  • Contains contributions from leading authorities and industry experts
  • Features reviews of more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy and life history, which help to shape current thinking and applications

Readership

PhD students, professors, scientists, health workers, government officers, and policy makers at various levels

Table of Contents

  • PART I - The organism and the recognition of the disease
    1. Toxocara: Protecting pets and improving the lives of people
    2. History of Toxocara and the associated larva migrans
    3. The anatomy of the third-stage larva of Toxocara canis and Toxocara cati
    4. Visceral larval migrans of Toxocara canis and Toxocara cati in non-canid and non-felid hosts
    5. Toxocara “omics” and the promises it holds for medicine and veterinary medicine
    PART II - The effects of infection, host response to infection, diagnosis, and treatment of people
    6. Toxocariasis and the clinical spectrum
    7. Serodiagnostic methods for diagnosing larval toxocariasis
    8. Clinical pathology of larval toxocariasis
    9. Imaging of toxocariasis
    10. Toxocara-induced neural larva migrans (neurotoxocarosis) in rodent model hosts
    11. Neurotoxocariasis
    12. Pathogenesis of cerebral toxocariasis and neurodegenerative diseases
    13. Neurocognitive and neuropsychiatric effects of toxocariasis
    PART III – Epidemiology
    14. Global and regional seroprevalence estimates for human toxocariasis: A call for action
    15. Toxocara seroprevalence in Canada—Climate, environment and culture
    16. Toxocara seroprevalence in the USA and its impact for individuals and society
    17. Toxocara: Seroprevalence in Mexico
    18. Seroprevalence Brazil
    19. Seroprevalence of human toxocarosis in Europe: A review and meta-analysis
    20. Seroprevalence and incidence of human toxocarosis in Russia
    21. Current epidemic situation of human toxocariasis in China
    22. Seroprevalence of Toxocara spp. infection in Southeast Asia and Taiwan
    23. Sources and seroprevalence of toxocariasis in Turkey
    24. Seroprevalence of Toxocara spp. antibodies in humans in Africa: A review
    25. Seroepidemiology of human toxocariasis in North Africa
    PART IV - Dogs (and cats) disease, diagnosis, prevalence of infection, and treatment
    26. Pathology of larvae and adults in dogs and cats
    27. Antigen detection: Insights into Toxocara and other ascarid infections in dogs and cats
    28. Global prevalence of Toxocara infection in dogs
    29. Sources of environmental contamination with Toxocara spp.: An omnipresent parasite
    30. Global prevalence of Toxocara infection in cats
    31. Toxocara spp. in dogs and cats in Canada
    32. Toxocara canis and Toxocara cati in domestic dogs and cats in the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean: A review
    33. Toxocara prevalence in dogs and cats in Brazil
    34. Prevalence of Toxocara spp. in dogs and cats in South America (excluding Brazil)
    35. Prevalence of patent Toxocara spp. infections in dogs and cats in Europe from 1994 to 2019
    36. Toxocara prevalence in dogs, cats and the environment in Russia
    37. Canine Toxocariosis: Its prevalence, incidence and occurrence in the Indian subcontinent
    38. Epidemiology of Toxocara spp. in dogs and cats in mainland China, 2000–2019
    39. Prevalence of Toxocara in dogs and cats in Africa
    40. Toxocara canis in Australia
    41. Toxocariasis: A neglected infection for the Anthropocene epoch

Product details

  • No. of pages: 912
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: April 30, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128209585
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128209592

About the Serial Volume Editor

Dwight Bowman

Dr. Bowman is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Cornell University, NY, and has been associated with the department since 1987 (previously an assistant professor,1987-1993). He received the MS degree in Parasitology from Tulane University in 1976. He then received his PhD from Tulane University in 1983 studying Parasitology. He has held successive positions at Cornell University since 1987. He has obtained continuous funding (corporate and federal) throughout his career to study animal parasitology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Parasitology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

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