Blastocystis: Pathogen Or Passenger?: An Evaluation Of 101 Years Of Research by Heinz MehlhornBlastocystis: Pathogen Or Passenger?: An Evaluation Of 101 Years Of Research by Heinz Mehlhorn

Blastocystis: Pathogen Or Passenger?: An Evaluation Of 101 Years Of Research

byHeinz MehlhornEditorKevin S. W. Tan, Hisao Yoshikawa

Paperback | January 29, 2015

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The stages of Blastocystis have been known for 101 years. However, many facts are still disputed, e.g. even the question whether it is a true pathogen or a commensal present in sometimes life-threatening diarrheas.

The present book evaluates in chapters contributed by renowned researchers the latest findings on:

•Landmarks in the discovery of Blastocystis

•Epidemiology, transmission and zoonotic potential

•Morphology of human and animal Blastocystis isolates

•Clinical aspects of Blastocystis infections

•Behavioral decision analysis: what makes us sick?

•Blastocystis-host interactions

•Molecular approaches on the systematical position

•Genetic polymorphism

•Blastocystis from a statistical point of view

•Diarrheas due to different agents of disease

•Zoonotic diseases in comparison

As such, this book provides a broad range of information for people working in this field, for physicians and veterinarians who are confronted with clinical cases, teachers, students and technical staff members in the fields of microbiology, parasitology and diagnostic methods.

Prof. Dr. Heinz Mehlhorn, Düsseldorf, Germany. He has investigated the transmission pathways of human and animal parasites for over 40 years and his university spin-off company Alpha-Biocare has developed various antiparasitic medical products based on more than 20 patents. He has published 25 books, more than 250 original papers, and ...
Title:Blastocystis: Pathogen Or Passenger?: An Evaluation Of 101 Years Of ResearchFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:January 29, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642433065

ISBN - 13:9783642433061


Table of Contents

Landmarks in the discovery ofBlastocystisstages.- Morphology of human and animalBlastocystisisolates with special references to reproductive modes.- Epidemiology, transmission and zoonotic potential ofBlastocystisstages in humans and animals.-Blastocystis- Host interactions: insights from in-vitro model systems.- Clinical aspects ofBlastocystisinfections: advancements admidst controversies.- Molecular approaches on systematic position, genetic polymorphism and classification ofBlastocystisisolates from humans and animals.- What do we know aboutBlastocystisanalyzing research studies with statistical methods.- Behavioral decision analysis: how do we decide what makes us sick?.- Diarrheas in humans due to agents of diseases.- What are zoonotic diseases?.- Conclusions.