Human Parasitology

Hardcover | July 6, 2012

byBurton J. Bogitsh, Clint E. Carter, Thomas N. Oeltmann

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Human Parasitology emphasizes a medical perspective while incorporating functional morphology, physiology, biochemistry, and immunology to enhance appreciation of the diverse implications of parasitism. Bridging the gap between classical clinical parasitology texts and traditional encyclopedic treatises, Human Parasitology appeals to students interested in the medical aspects of parasitology and those who require a solid foundation in the biology of parasites. This 4e has been fully revised to integrate the most recent molecular discoveries about mosquitoes, ticks and other arthropods as vectors, as well as the most effective therapeutic regimens. New to this Edition: " Features expanded coverage of the evolution of parasitism and an extensive update to immunology of parasite host interactions " Offers an enhanced art program featuring life-cycle illustrations and additional SEM and TEM micrographs " New Host Immune Response section for each organism Presents various parasites and examines how they interact with their hosts and respond to new treatments Easy to read with photographs, diagrams, and clinical case pictures throughout

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Human Parasitology emphasizes a medical perspective while incorporating functional morphology, physiology, biochemistry, and immunology to enhance appreciation of the diverse implications of parasitism. Bridging the gap between classical clinical parasitology texts and traditional encyclopedic treatises, Human Parasitology appeals to s...

Burton J. Bogitsh received his undergraduate education in biology at New York University (University Heights) and his graduate education at Baylor University (M.A.) and the University of Virginia (Ph.D.). He is currently Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University. He has authored more than 100 publications in th...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.98 inPublished:July 6, 2012Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:012415915X

ISBN - 13:9780124159150

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Table of Contents

Symbiosis and Parasitism Parasite-Host Interactions Part I: The Protozoa Part II: The Trematoda Part III: The Cestoda Part IV: The Nematoda Part V: Arthropoda Glossary Appendix A - Drugs for Parasitic Infections: Partial List of Generic and Name Brands Appendix B - Current Chemotherapeutic Regiments Appendix C - Adverse Effects of Antiparasitic Drugs Index

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"There are few textbooks for students studying medical parasitology. This up-to-date third edition is easier to read than many, making it a viable option for upper-level students."-Martha Gentry-Nielsen, PhD, Creighton University School of MedicinePraise for the previous edition:"Liberally accented with photographs, diagrams, and clinical case pictures, this text is straightforward, adequately referenced, and logically organized... provides a bridge between the well-known exhaustive compendiums and brief treatises for the college level student considering a career in the biological sciences or healthcare fields... Clinical correlations and therapeutic options which enhance the biology presented are included. I particularly liked the easy to follow life cycle diagrams and the many electron micrographs which clearly delineate important characteristics of these microorganisms... Its modest price, well-written style, and up-to-date information should make this text a course director's favorite." --John S. Czachor, MD, Wright State University, Division of Infectious Diseases for DOODY'S PUBLISHING REVIEWS