Protozoa and Human Disease

Mark F Wiser

Garland Science
Published November 18, 2010
Textbook - 300 Pages
ISBN 9780815365006 - CAT# Y008392

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Features

Focuses solely on protozoa

Combines a taxonomic and medical approach allowing for efficient discussion of biological aspects, pathogenic mechanisms, and clinical features of medically important protozoa and the diseases they cause

Also covers disease transmission, epidemiology, and public health issues

Mechanisms of drug action and resistance are included in individual chapters

Includes the uses of molecular biology techniques in the study and diagnosis of protozoan pathogens

Extensive glossary of molecular biology, immunology, and medical terms

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Protozoa and Human Disease is a textbook on medically important protozoa and the diseases they cause for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals.  It combines a taxonomic and medical approach and is therefore suitable for a parasitology, microbiology, medical, and public health readership.  In addition to the basics such as morphological features, life cycles, and the clinical manifestations of the diseases, topics like the molecular and immunological basis of pathogenesis, metabolic pathways, specialized subcellular structures, ecology of disease transmission, antigenic variation, and molecular epidemiology are discussed for many of the protozoan pathogens. At the end of the book is an extensive glossary of molecular biology, immunology, and medical terms.

KEY TOPICS:
Life Cycles and Distribution.
Morphology.
Host-Parasite Interactions.
Molecular and Immunological Basis of Pathogenesis.
Transmission, Control, and Epidemiology.
Drug Action and Resistance.
Clinical Manifestation, Diagnosis and Treatment.

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