Parasitology An Integrated Approach

ISBN-10: 0470684232

ISBN-13: 9780470684238

Edition: 2012

Authors: Alan Gunn, Sarah Jane Pitt

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Parasitology: An Integrated Approach, provides a concise, student–friendly account of parasites and parasite relationships that is supported by case studies and suggestions for student projects. The book focuses strongly on parasite interactions with other pathogens and in particular parasite–HIV interactions, as well as looking at how host behaviour contributes to the spread of infections. There is a consideration of the positive aspects of parasite infections, how humans have used parasites for their own advantage and also how parasite infections affect the welfare of captive and domestic animals. The emphasis of Parasitology is on recent research throughout and each chapter ends with a brief discussion of future developments. This text is not simply an updated version of typical parastitology books but takes an integrated approach and explains how the study of parasites requires an understanding of a wide range of other topics from molecular biology and immunology to the interactions of parasites with both their hosts and other pathogens.
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List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Animal associations
Animal associations
Intra-specific parasites
The concept of harm
Parasite hosts
Protozoa and helminths as hosts
Classes of hosts for parasites
The co-evolution of parasites and their hosts
Evolutionary relationships between host and parasite
Parasites and the evolution of sexual reproduction
Parasitism as a 'lifestyle': advantages and limitations
Main advantages of a parasitic lifestyle
Main limitations of a parasitic life style
The economic cost of parasitic diseases
Economic consequences of parasitic diseases of humans
Economic consequences of parasitic diseases of domestic animals
Estimating the costs of morbidity due to disease
Economic consequences of parasitic diseases of wildlife
Why parasitic diseases remain a problem
The binomen system 25 Questions
Parasitic protozoa, fungi and plants
Parasitic protozoa
Kingdom Protista
Phylum Rhizopoda
Genus Entamoeba
Other species of pathogenic amoebae
Phylum Metamonada
Order Diplomonadida
Order Trichomonadida
Phylum Apicomplexa
Genus Plasmodium
Plasmodium life cycle
Genus Theileria
Genus Babesia
Subclass Coccidiasina
Suborder Eimeriorina
Isospora group
Genus Cyclospora
Family Sarcocystidae
Genus Toxoplasma
Genus Neospora
Family Cryptosporidiidae
Phylum Kinetoplastida
Genus Leishmania
Leishmania life cycle
Genus Trypanosoma
Phylum Chlorophyta
Genus Prototheca
Kingdom fungi
Kingdom plantae 85 Questions
Helminth parasites
Introduction: invertebrate taxonomy
Phylum Platyhelminthes
Class Trematoda
Family Fasciolidae
Family Cathaemasiidae: Genus Ribeiroia
Family Dicrocoeliidae
Family Opisthorchiformes
Family Paragonomidae
Family Schistosomatidae
Class Cestoda
Order Pseudophyllidea/Diphyllobothriidea
Order Cyclophyllidea
Family Taeniidae
Family Anoplocephalidae
Phylum Acanthocephala
Phylum Nematoda (Nemata)
Class Enoplea
Class Rhabdita
Family Onchocercidae
Family Dracunculidae 132 Questions
Arthropod parasites
Phylum Chelicerata
Family Demodicidae
Family Sarcoptidae
Family Psoroptidae
Suborder Ixodida
Family Argasidae
Family Ixodidae
Tick paralysis
Phylum Crustacea
Subclass Copepoda
Infra-Class Cirripedia
Subclass Branchiura
Subclass Pentastomida - tongue worms
Sub-phylum Hexapoda
Order Phthiraptera (lice)
Order Siphonaptera (fleas)
Order Diptera (true flies)
Suborder Nematocera
Suborder Brachycera
Family Calliphoridae
Genus Chrysomya
Genus Cochliomyia
Genus Auchmeromyia
Genus Cordylobia
Family Sarcophagidae
Family Oestridae
Subfamily Gasterophilinae
Subfamily Hypodermatinae
Subfamily Cuterebrinae
Family Streblidae
Family Nycteribiidae 178 Questions
Parasite transmission
Contaminative transmission
Transmission associated with reproduction
Sexual transmission
Transmission within the gametes
Congenital transmission
Nosocomial transmission
Active parasite transmission
Hosts and vectors
Paratenic hosts
Intermediate hosts
Host factors
Host identification
The influence of host behaviour on parasite transmission
Co-transmission and interactions between infectious agents
How religion can influence parasite transmission
The influence of war on parasite transmission
The influence of parasites on host behaviour
Environmental factors
Natural environmental variables
Global warming 209 Questions
Immune reactions to parasitic infections
Invertebrate immunity
Vertebrate immunity
Innate immunity
Adaptive immunity
Cell-mediated immunity
Innate immunity to parasitic infection
Physical factors
Chemical and microbial factors
The acute inflammatory response
Cell-mediated immunity
Adaptive immunity
Avoiding the host immune response
Depression of the immune system
Immunity to malaria
Schistosoma mansoni and Hepatitis C virus interactions
HIV-AIDS and parasitic disease
Parasites and the transmission of HIV
Parasite-HIV co-infections
Leishmania-HIV co-infections
Malaria-HIV co-infections
Toxoplasma-HIV co-infections
Microsporidia-HIV co-infections 243 Questions
Factors that influence pathogenesis
Host factors that influence pathogenesis
Parasite factors that influence pathogenesis
Mechanisms by which parasites induce pathology
Direct damage
Indirect damage
Types of pathology
Abortion and obstetric pathology
Delusional parasitosis
Granulation and fibrosis
Inflammation and ulceration
Pressure atrophy
Psychological disturbance
Damage to specific organs
The bladder
The brain
The digestive system
The genitalia
The kidney
The liver
The lungs
The skin
The spleen
Co-infections and pathogenesis 289 Questions
The useful parasite
Introduction: the goodness of parasites?
The importance of parasites for the maintenance of a healthy immune system
The hygiene hypothesis
Type 1 diabetes mellitus
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Inflammatory bowel disease
The use of parasites to treat medical conditions
Helminth therapy
Larval therapy
Leech therapy
Malaria therapy (malariotherapy)
Parasites as sources of novel pharmaceutically-active compounds
Parasites as biological control agents
Life cycle of the entomopathogenic nematodes Heterorhabditis and Steinernema
Parasites as forensic indicators 312 Questions
Identification of protozoan and helminth parasites
The importance of correct identification
Properties of an ideal diagnostic test
Isolation of parasites
Identification from gross morphology
Morphological identification of Entamoeba
Morphological identification of Plasmodium and Babesia
Morphological identification of Taenia tapeworms
Morphological identification of filarial nematode infections
Biochemical techniques
Immunological techniques
Molecular techniques
Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs)
Rapid diagnostic tests for malaria
Rapid diagnostic test for filariasis
MALDI-TOF MS 337 Questions
Parasite treatment and control
Importance of understanding parasite life cycles for effective treatment and control
Treatment of parasitic diseases
The ideal antiparasitic drug
Pharmaceutical drugs
DNA/RNA technology
Molecular chaperones (heat shock proteins)
Quantum dots
Natural remedies
Vaccines against parasitic diseases
Attenuated vaccines
Killed vaccines
Recombinant vaccines
Toxoid vaccines
DNA vaccines
Vaccine administration
Control of parasitic diseases
Eradication, elimination and control of parasitic diseases
Environmental modification and cultural control
Remote Sensing (RS) and GIS technology
Treating the individual or the population
Piggy-backing control programmes
Disruptions to control programmes
Role of governments, foundations, and aid organisations
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