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Human Parasitology

Human Parasitology - 2nd edition

Human Parasitology - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780121108700

ISBN10: 0121108708

Human Parasitology by Burton J. Bogitsh and Thomas C. Cheng - ISBN 9780121108700
Edition: 2ND 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Academic Press, Inc.
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Human Parasitology by Burton J. Bogitsh and Thomas C. Cheng - ISBN 9780121108700

ISBN13: 9780121108700

ISBN10: 0121108708

Edition: 2ND 98

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Summary

This undergraduate, upper-division text focuses on the biology of human parasites, and bridges the gap between classic clinical parasitology texts and more traditional encyclopedic treatises. Human Parasitology, Second Edition introduces various parasites and how they interact with their hosts and respond to new treatments. It presents symptomatic treatments of important parasitic organisms, such as single-celled protozoans, metazoans like trematodes, cestodes, and nematodes, and external parasites that act primarily as vectors. The book also includes appendices dealing with various drugs and their efficacy with respect to treatment.

This thoroughly updated edition contains a new chapter on opportunistic parasites that effect AIDS patients, and provides new research into emerging parasites such as Crytosporidium and Cyclopspora. The Second Edition includes more electron micrographs, better life cycle figures, and thoroughly revised citations.

  • Thoroughly revised, updated and illustrated
  • New chapter on opportunistic parasites that afflict immuno-compromised (AIDS) patients
  • Additional coverage on Crytosporidium and Cyclopspora
  • Updated and revised chemotherapeutic regimens

Author Bio

Bogitsh, Burt J. : Vanderbilt University

Cheng, Thomas C. : Marine Research Institute, Charleston, South Carolina

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part One: The Protozoa:

Symbiosis and Parasitism.
Parasite-Host Interactions.
General Characteristics of the Protozoa.
Visceral Protozoa I: Amoebae and Ciliates.
Visceral Protozoa II: Flagellates.
Blood and Tissue Protozoa I: Hemoflagellates.
Blood and Tissue Protozoa II: Human Malaria.
Blood and Tissue Protozoa III: Other Apicomplexans.

Part Two: The Trematoda:

General Characteristics of the Trematoda.
Visceral Flukes.
Blood Flukes.

Part Three: The Cestoidea:

General Characteristics of the Cestoidea.
Intestinal Tapeworms.
Extraintestinal Tapeworms: Human Sparganosis.

Part Four: The Nematoda:

General Characteristics of the Nematoda.
Intestinal Nematodes.
Blood and Tissue Nematodes.

Part Five: Arthropoda:

Arthropods as Vectors.


Appendices:
Drugs for Parasitic Infections: Partial List of Generic and Brand Names.
Current Chemotherapeutic Regimens.
Adverse Effects of Antiparasitic Drugs.

Glossary.
Index.

Other Editions of Human Parasitology

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