First Published in 1990, this book offers a full, comprehensive guide to the process of amebiasis. Carefully compiled and filled with a vast repertoire of notes, diagrams, and references this book serves as a useful reference for students of medicine, and other practitioners in their respective fields.
Table of Contents
1. The History of Amebiasis. 2. Cultivation of Entamoeba histoltica: A Historical Perspective. 3. Molecular Organizations of Entamoeba histolytica. 4. Cell Biology of the Cytopathic Effect of Entamoeba histolytica. 5. Immunology of Amebiasis. Introduction. 5A. Antigens. 5B. Cellular Immune Responses. 5C. Humoral Immune Responses. 5D. Effector Mechanisms and Immunity to Amebas. 6. Pathobiology of Amebiasis. 7. Interaction of Amebas with Cells. 8. Epidemiology of Amebiasis. 9A. Clinical Spectrum of Amebiasis in Adults. 9B. Clinical Spectrum of Amebiasis in Children. 10. Treatment and Prevention of Amebiasis. 11. Concluding Remarks. Index.
Roberto R. Kretschmer, M.D., is Professor of Immunology at the Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and head of the Division of Immunology, Unidad de Investigación Biomédica, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Mexico City/Division of Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine (UNAM). Dr. Kretschmer received his M.D. from the Faculty of Medicine, UNAM in 1963. He pursued his training in Pediatrics and Immunology at the University of Tubingen, West Germany and at Children's Hospital Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (1963—1968). He became an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, and Director of Pediatric Immunology at Michael Reese Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, IL (1974—1978), before returning to Mexico to his present position. Dr. Kretschmer is a member of the American Association of Immunologists, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Clinical Immunology Society, American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Society of Pediatric Research, New York Academy cff Sciences, Sociedad Mexicana de Inmunología (past president), Academia Nacional de Medicina (México) and Academia Nacional de la Investigación Científica (México) among others. He has received the "Gabino Barreda" award for distinguished studies (UNAM) (1963) and the "Eduardo Liceaga" award for research (Academia Nacional de Medicina, México) (1986). Dr. Kretschmer has been the recipient of fellowships from the Mexican and West German governments and from the Panamerican Organization of States, as well as research grants from the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT, México). He has published over 90 specialized papers and contributed to 18 books. His current research interests are in immunology of amebiasis, chemotaxis, and the immunoinflammatory capacities of the newborn.