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Protozoa and Human Disease

By: Mark F Wiser

300 pages, 50 b/w & 200 col illus

Garland Science

Paperback | Dec 2010 | #189038 | ISBN-13: 9780815365006
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About this book

This volume combines both taxonomic and medical approaches and is suitable for both science and medical students. Each chapter is devoted to a different protozoan pathogen. Topics pertaining to the relationship between protozoa and disease include the use of molecular lab techniques in the study and diagnosis of protozoan pathogens, and the mechanisms of drug action and resistance. At the end of the book is an extensive glossary of molecular biology, immunology, and medical terms.


Contents

1. Introduction to Medical Protozoology 2. Overview of Intestinal Protozoa 3. Entamoeba and Amebiasis 4. Giardiasis 5. Trichomonas vaginalis and Other Trichomonads 6. Balantidium coli and Blastocystis hominis 7. Kinetoplastids 8. African Trypanosomiasis 9. Trypanosoma cruzi and Chagas' Disease 10. Leishmaniasis 11. General Apicomplexan Biology 12. Cryptosporidium 13. Monoxenous Intestinal Coccidia 14. Toxoplasma gondii and Cyst-forming Coccidia 15. Malaria 16. Babesiosis 17. Free-Living Protozoa Affecting Human Health Glossary

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Tulane University, USA

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