Table of Contents

Dedication

Preface to the First Edition

Preface to the Second Edition

List of Contributors

Chapter 1. The History and Life Cycle of Toxoplasma gondii

Abstract

Acknowledgements

1.1 Introduction

1.2 The Etiological Agent

1.3 Parasite Morphology and Life Cycle

1.4 Transmission

1.5 Toxoplasmosis in Humans

1.6 Toxoplasmosis in Other Animals

1.7 Diagnosis

1.8 Treatment

1.9 Prevention and Control

References

Chapter 2. The Ultrastructure of Toxoplasma gondii

Abstract

2.1 Invasive Stage Ultrastructure and Genesis

2.2 Coccidian Development in the Definitive Host

2.3 Development in the Intermediate Host

References

Chapter 3. Molecular Epidemiology and Population Structure of Toxoplasma gondii

Abstract

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Genetic Markers

3.3 Genotype Designation

3.4 Molecular Epidemiological and Population Studies

3.5 Factors Affecting Transmission and Genetic Exchange

3.6 Toxoplasma Genotype and Biological Characteristics

3.7 Toxoplasma gondii Genotype and Human Disease

References

Chapter 4. Human Toxoplasma Infection

Abstract

Acknowledgements

4.1 Clinical Manifestations and Course

4.2 Diagnosis of Infection with Toxoplasma gondii

4.3 Treatment

4.4 Prevention

4.5 Conclusions

References

Chapter 5. Ocular Disease due to Toxoplasma gondii

Abstract

Acknowledgments

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Historical Features of Ocular Toxoplasmosis

5.3 Epidemiology

5.4 The Mechanism of Tissue Damage in Ocular Toxoplasmosis

5.5 Host Factors in Ocular Toxoplasmosis

5.6 Parasite Factors in Ocular Infection

5.7 Animal Models

Details

No. of pages:
1160
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780123965363
Print ISBN:
9780123964816

Reviews

"The field was in need of this new edition because of the information burst that has occurred with the sequencing of the genome which has led to tractable genetic systems. A one source resource for these molecular techniques is essential to the continuing progress in this research field." – Melanie T. Cushion, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Chair for Research, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Ohio

"...a must have for anyone interested in the field of Toxoplasma research...the cornerstone of any aspiring protozoologist’s library...I love this book for its content, layout, and ease of finding detailed information…"--JAVMA,Toxoplasma Gondii, 2nd Edition