Immunology of Trichinellosis describes different aspects of the host immune response to Trichinella. The role of antibodies, T cells, mast cells, eosinophils and neutrophils in immune reaction to this nematode is considered, in the light of the recent data derived from experimental models, both in in vivo and in vitro. The knowledge of immune response mechanisms against Trichinella is fundamental to understand how the nematode can escape such mechanisms. The principal evasion mechanisms of host immune response occurring in trichinellosis are described, particular attention is focused on immunomodulation and the possibilities to verify the effects on immuno-mediated diseases. In conclusion, some considerations on the actual ability to escape the host immune response are discussed, taking into account the recent data that shows that the nematode might rather drive immune system of the host towards a less dangerous response. Offers a broad overview on the nematodes belonging to Trichinella genus Presents cutting-edge recent advances on trichinellosis, focusing on molecular epidemiology, systematics of the nematode, clinical aspects of the diseases, the roadmap to the control of infection Provides a deep discussion about ground-breaking approaches designed to meet the medical needs in trichinellosis Provides an up-date on the infection/disease caused by the nematode Trichinella spp both in animals and humans. The book fills a long period during which an up-dated monography, dealing with this subject, was absent in the International literature panorama. The different chapters will be written by the most authored researchers in the world, in the different aspects of Trichinella and trichinellosis, with an extra focus on the immunology of this rare disease
This book emphasizes past and current research efforts about principles of natural control of major parasites affecting humans, animals, and crops. Each chapter is a complete and integrated subject that presents a problem and confers on the safe alternatives to chemicals. This book discusses and updates information about three major topics of natural remedies. The first topic is represented in a chapter outlining important information on biological control of parasites, the second topic is represented in three chapters dealing with botanicals as promising antiparasitic agents, and the last four chapters deal with miscellaneous control strategies against parasites. This easily readable book is designed precisely for students as well as professors linked with the field of parasitic control. We enhanced words with breathing areas in the form of graphical abstracts, figures, photographs, and tables.
I have cured the Empress of Boolampoo of a Cramp she got in her tongue by eating Pork and buttered parsnips .... The Earl of Rochester-17th Century As the modern outpouring of biological information continues at ever increasing pace, two kinds of reviews are needed to keep the torrent in manageable form. The one assumes a working knowledge of the field in question and tries to bring the reader up to date by reporting and assessing the recent developments. The other attempts to assimilate the recent developments into a coherent restatement of the whole subject. This book falls in the latter category. Trichinella spiralis infection has been in the medical and biological limelight for more than a century, and interest in it continues una bated-as evidenced by what Norman Stoll called the "perennially exuberant" research on trichinosis. The infection seems to offer some thing for almost everyone. For the physician, it offers a patient with painful and sometimes fatal disease; for the public-health official, a threat to the commonweal; for the experimental biologist, a life cycle that is unique yet easily and rapidly maintained in the laboratory; for the field ecologist, a symbiont with an affinity for an extraordinary range of wildlife species; for the pork producer, a poorer profit; for the cook, a culinary constraint; and for the diner, a dietary danger. Yet, despite this breadth of interest, and the cascade of new data, the only comprehensive books on the subject in English are those of S.E.
Canine Parasites and Parasitic Diseases offers a concise summary, including the distribution, epidemiology, lifecycle, morphology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prophylaxis and therapeutic measures on the most important parasites affecting dogs. The book includes their classification, structure, lifecycles, occurrence, and the diagnosis and treatment of infestations. Chapters are presented in a consistent and logical format with extensive use of tables, photographs and line drawings that help veterinarians and students quickly find answers to questions. The book informs on 100 different species of parasite related to the canine world and is is aimed not only at veterinary practitioners but also in dog enthusiasts, pharmacies and laboratories. Fully illustrated with high-quality figures and illustrations Provides insights on the risk factors and prevention of parasite infections in dogs and gives guidelines for anthelmintic treatment Serves professionals, students, parasitologists and veterinary scientists Present an easy-to-use handbook on the identification of canine parasites and the diseases associated with parasitic infection
|Author||: Jean Dupouy-Camet,K. Darwin Murrell|
|Publisher||: Office International Des Epizooties|
|Release Date||: 2007|
|ISBN 10||: 9789290447047|
|Pages||: 108 pages|
Currently more than one third of the world's population are infected with parasitic nematodes, and infection of domestic animals and crop plants remains a substantial drain on human wellbeing and economies. An understanding of the structure and function of genes, membrane and antigens of parasitic nematodes will help develop strategies to eliminate them or reduce their impact.Colour plates available to view online Figure 13.4 Comparison of H. contortus gut-derived cysteine protease (HMCP1) with human cathepsin B. Figure 16.2 Site of production of NPAs in C. elegans. Figure 16.4 The structure of As-p18. Figure 20.1 Confocal images of whole mounts of the ovijector region of A. suum stained with phalloidin-teramethylrhodamine isothiocyanate (TRITC) to show muscle and with an anti-RFamide antiserum coupled to fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) to show FaRPergic nerves. Figure 20.2 Confocal images of sections of the head region of A. suum stained with phalloidin-TRITC for muscle and with an anti-RFamide antiserum-FITC conjugate to show FaRPergic nerves. P, pharynx. Corrected version of Figure 9.2 Cuticle collagen and morphological mutants of C. elegans .
Netter’s Infectious Diseases provides a comprehensive yet concise overview of current global infectious disease concerns. Elaine Jong and Dennis Stevens cover the basics of the field using beautiful Netter illustrations and accessible "need to know" information on major conditions and problems— including multi-drug-resistance, Staph infections, Chagas disease, and the flu. In print and online, it’s a great tool for quick review or for sharing with patients and staff. Review the basics of infectious disease through comprehensive coverage contained in a single volume reference. Apply "need to know" information from the uniformly concise text and instructive Netter paintings. View detailed Netter illustrations that provide a quick and memorable overview of microbiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation. Stay current on modern infectious disease concerns—such as multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis, Staph aureus, Chagas disease, and the flu—with new illustrations in the Netter tradition specifically created to address new topics. Access a companion website at www.netterreference.com featuring the complete searchable text, an Image Bank containing all of the book’s illustrations...downloadable for your personal use, plus 25 printable patient education brochures.
This book examines the two major parasite groups that are transmitted via water or foods: the single-celled protozoa, and the helminths: cestodes (tapeworms), nematodes (round worms), and trematodes (flukes). Each chapter covers the biology, mechanisms of pathogenesis, epidemiology, treatment, and inactivation of these parasites. This important new text offers a better understanding of the biology and control of parasitic infections necessary to reduce or eliminate future outbreaks in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Diseases caused by animal parasites remain, on a worldwide basis, among the principal causes of morbidity and mortality. This book gives the medical student-and the practitioner-the basic information about parasitic protozoa, worms, and anthropods and the diseases they cause that will enable the reader to recognize and manage them. One is impressed with the broad scope of the subject, the diversity of the parasitic modes of life, and how much there is yet unknown about the biology of parasitism. At the same time the book provides vignettes of the often fascinating historical background of our knowledge of animal parasites and glimpses of current research that is beginning to shape the future of parasitology. William Trager, PH.D. Professor Emeritus of Parasitology The Rockefeller University New York, New York Preface This book fills the need we have felt in teaching parasitic diseases to medical students. Many of the available texts are too detailed for what is inevitably an introductory course; others that do treat this subject with appropriate brevity are now out of date; still others lack documentation of references and thus fail to guide the readers to a broader understanding of this subject. We have addressed ourselves to medical students, but they are not our sole target. Clinicians unfamiliar with the complexities of parasitic diseases need a guide to the diagnosis and management of these infections. We intend our book to serve this function as well.
Foodborne Parasites in the Food Supply Web: Occurrence and Control provides an overview of the occurrence, transmission, and control of parasites in the food chain, including an introduction to the topic from the perspectives of various issues surrounding foodborne parasites. The text then explores the different types of foodborne parasites, the dynamics of parasite transmission in different food sources, and the prevention and control of foodborne parasites in the food chain. Provides an overview of the occurrence, transmission, and control of parasites in the food chain Explores the different types of foodborne parasites and the dynamics of parasite transmission in different food sources Highlights prevention and control methods to ensure the safety of the food chain
Although there are books available dealing with canine parasitology, there is at present no book detailing parasites that offers clinical information specific to felines. Cats differ significantly from dogs in their parasitic infections and infestations. Although dogs and cats do share a few parasites, the vast majority of the parasites of these pets are specific to either cats or dogs, not to both. This must-have reference offers an in-depth examination of feline parasites. Topics covered include parasite identification, history, geographic distribution, pathogeneisis, epidemiology, zoonosis, diagnosis, treatment, control, and prevention. Because of the immense worldwide popularity of cats and due to the amount of travel undertaken by cats and their owners, the authors have produced a book that is international in scope. Consequently, this exhaustive reference has strong appeal to practitioners and veterinary parasitologists in North America and around the world.
This book is a new addition for a broad-spectrum library in ophthalmology and other specialties in medicine of "InTech." It addresses ocular infections. These infections may result in blindness if not correctly diagnosed and promptly treated. Therefore, it is essential to be fully aware and knowledgeable about the manifestations of these diseases, and this book covers some of the different aspects of them. The chapters were written by experts from around the globe and these reflect the importance of the subject. The book is aimed for ophthalmologists, residents in ophthalmology and infectious diseases, general practitioners, and researchers in hope to advance the knowledge for the benefit of the world habitants wherever they are.