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Parasitic Infections and the Immune System

Parasitic Infections and the Immune System

Author: Felipe (Michigan State University, East Lansing, U.S.A.) Kierzenbaum Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/02/1994

Featuring the work of several world authorities, this volume places primary emphasis on the mechanism of parasite produced changes in the immune response (i.e. immunosuppression). The text covers parasitic diseases on which the World Health Organization has aggressively promoted research through its Program on Research and Training In Tropical Diseases. Chapters cover parasitic diseases such as malaria, American trypanosomiasis (Chagas' disease), African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness), leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis and onchocerciasis. Also included are discussions of toxoplasmosis and amebiasis. The material is drawn from the body of literature that has been rapidly accumulating for the last 15 years. An important feature of this text is that the contributors first outline existing knowledge about the immunology of each infection, thereby enabling the reader to more easily appreciate why and how the immunological alterations that accompany a disease are important, and then, to review the postulated mechanisms for such alterations. Consequently, the impact that each parasitic infection has on the immune system is always described in the heart of each chapter rather than at the beginning.

Parasitic Protozoa

Parasitic Protozoa

Author: Julius P. Kreier Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/06/1993

Updated and much expanded, the Second Edition of Parasitic Protozoa is designed to be useful to physicians, veterinarians, and research scientists concerned with diseases caused by protozoa in man, and in domestic and wild animals including fish, mollusks and insects, as well as the more commonly considered vertebrate animals. Each section contains information on disease pathogens, treatment, diagnosis, and epidemiology of the diseases caused by the various protozoans. The book is not limited to these medically-oriented subjects, but treats taxonomy, morphology, and metabolism of the organisms in such a way as to be of interest to scientists and graduate students working in the field of protozoology. The entire edition, published in ten volumes, is arranged so that subjects of common interest occupy individual volumes.

Disease Transmission by Insects

Disease Transmission by Insects

Author: James Ronald Busvine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/1993

About 100 years ago, it was dicovered that insects transmit grave, mainly tropical diseases - very much to the astonishment of the physicians of that time, who saw this as a new, possibly easy, way of eradicating the diseases by exterminating the vectors. For some years, DDT and other then new insecticides achieved great improvements, but subsequently serious setbacks emerged: insecticide-resistance and anxiety about toxicity to man and animals. In the past twenty years, serious efforts have been made tofind alternatives, with varying degrees of success.

Training Health Workers To Recognize, Treat, Refer And Educate Patients About Ocular Leprosy

Training Health Workers To Recognize, Treat, Refer And Educate Patients About Ocular Leprosy

The book is written for use by health care workers involved in the primary eye care of leprosy patients, particularly in leprosy endemic areas. It is designed for use as a trainer's manual in a structured teaching setting with practice at examination. Using this trainer's manual, together with the companion volume, Guide to Ocular Leprosy for Health Workers, the trainer will teach the health worker to do the following tasks: recognize, record and manage eye complications from leprosy; recognize, record and manage other common eye diseases; make appropriate referrals to specialized eye care centers; and impart eye health education.Written clearly and concisely, this book serves as a valuable guide for primary eye care workers and paramedical workers involved in the care of leprosy patients.

Parasitic Protozoa

Parasitic Protozoa

Author: Julius P. Kreier Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/10/1992

Updated and much expanded, the Second Edition of Parasitic Protozoa is designed to be useful to physicians, veterinarians, and research scientists concerned with diseases caused by protozoa in man, and in domestic and wild animals including fish, mollusks and insects, as well as the more commonly considered vertebrate animals. Each section contains information on disease pathogens, treatment, diagnosis, and epidemiology of the diseases caused by the various protozoans. The book is not limited to these medically-oriented subjects, but treats taxonomy, morphology, and metabolism of the organisms in such a way as to be of interest to scientists and graduate students working in the field of protozoology. The entire edition, published in ten volumes, is arranged so that subjects of common interest occupy individual volumes.

Bilharzia

Bilharzia

Author: John (Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia) Farley Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/07/1991

The advent of tropical medicine was a direct consequence of European and American imperialism, when military personnel, colonial administrators, businessmen, and settlers encountered a new set of diseases endemic to the tropics. Professor Farley describes how governments and organizations in Britain, the British colonies, the United States, Central and South America, South Africa, China, and the World Health Organization faced one particular tropical disease, bilharzia or schistosomiasis. Bilharzia is caused by a species of blood vessel-inhabiting parasitic worms and today afflicts over 200 million people in seventy-four countries. John Farley demonstrates that British and American imperial policies and attitudes largely determined the nature of tropical medicine. Western medical practitioners defined the type of medical system that was imposed on the indigenous populations; they dictated which diseases were important and worthy of study, which diseases were to be controlled, and which control methods were to be used.

Parasitic Diseases

Parasitic Diseases

Author: M.J. Miller, Edgar J. Love Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/1989

Based on papers presented at the XI International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria, this publication provides an authoritative evaluation of treatment and control of helminth parasite infections. A section on leprosy and a brief review of malaria vaccination are included. A comprehensive review of the history of schistosomiasis control programs presents information unavailable elsewhere. This book is of special interest to professionals concerned with health problems of less developed countries and in particular to public health officials, epidemiologists and clinicians dealing with patients in or returning from the tropics.

Parasitic Infections in the Compromised Host

Parasitic Infections in the Compromised Host

Author: Peter D. Walzer, Robert M. Genta Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/10/1988

The first in a new series created to acknowledge the explosion of knowledge in fields related to infectious disesases and clinical microbiology. Thirteen contributions focus on organisms which are of major medical importance in this country or which have contributed to an understanding of pathology.

Aspergillus and Aspergillosis

Aspergillus and Aspergillosis

Author: Hugo van den Bossche, Geert Cauwenbergh, D. W. R. Mackenzie Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/1988

Species of aspergilli are common in man's environment and are responsible for a wide spectrum of human and animal disease, ranging in animals from mycotic abortion to aflatoxicosis and in humans from localized colonization of the ear or skin to life-threatening systemic infection of neutropenic patients. In recent times, invasive aspergillosis has become increasingly important as a cause of morbidity and death, initially in patients receiving immunosuppression prior to organ transplantation, and latterly in haematologic patients rendered neutropenic by underlying disease or chemotherapy. In some centres, the condition has been recorded in more than 40% of patients dying with acute leukaemia. Laboratory diagnostic procedures are not always helpful and the diagnosis depends largely on clinical parameters. The clinician is faced with yet another problem, that of management. At present, antifungal therapy of invasive aspergillosis can be largely ineffectual, and the mortality rate remains unacceptably high. Since Aspergillus fumigatus was first described almost 125 years ago, several other pathogenic species have been recognized. The marked biosynthetic abilities and varied mechanisms of gene recombination of aspergilli have long commanded attention in food technology and genetics. Their equally varied abilities to cause disease have attracted the interest of toxicologists, allergists and physicians concerned with infectious diseases.

The Treatment of Medical Problems in the Elderly

The Treatment of Medical Problems in the Elderly

Author: Michael J. Denham Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/1980

Syphilis

Syphilis

Author: Herbert Planner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1934

Das vorliegende Buchlein uber Syphilis war von Dr. Planner eigens fur die Sammlung Bucher der arztlichen Praxi-s geschrieben worden. Bei seinem unvorhergesehenen Tode war es nahezu vollendet und nur einzelne Teile bedurften noch einer kleinen Erganzung. uber unsere Bitte hat der emeritierte Vorstand d.er Wiener Universitatsklinik fur Syphilidologie und Dermatologie Hof- rat Professor Dr. Ernest Finger, an dessen Klinik Dr. Planner durch vierzehn Jahre als Assistent gewirkt hat, das hinter- lassene Manuskript durchgesehen und uber seine Empfehlung haben wir Dr. Richard Geiger, ebenfalls einen fruheren Assistenten der Klinik Finger und jetzigen Vorstand des Ambu- latoriums fur Haut- und Geschlechtskrankheiten im Kaiser Franz Josefs-Spital in Wien veranlasst, die notwendigen Er- ganzungen einzufugen. Dr. Geiger hat in anzuerkennender Weise diese Arbeit auf sich genommen. Somit koennen wir nun das letzte -werk Dr. Planners be- ruhigt der OEffentlichkeit ubergeben, in der Erwartung, dadurch guten Dienst zu leisten. den AErzten einen Dr. Planner hat sich das Ziel gesteckt gehabt, dem prak- tischen Arzte das Verstandnis fur das Wesen der Syphilis naherzubringen und ihn uber die Naturgeschichte und Biologie, uber die Klinik und namentlich uber die Therapie der Krank- heit ausreichend zu unterrichten. Wien, im Marz 1934. Herausgeber und Verlag. Inhaltsverzeichnis.

Exotische Krankheiten

Exotische Krankheiten

Author: Martin Mayer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1929

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfangen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen fur die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfugung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden mussen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.