Free-Living Amebas: Natural History, Prevention, Diagnosis, Pathology, and Treatment of Disease, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Free-Living Amebas

Natural History, Prevention, Diagnosis, Pathology, and Treatment of Disease, 1st Edition

By A. Julio Martinez

CRC Press

166 pages

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This book places greater emphasis on the practical problems of epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, and pathological aspects of the two principle types of free-living amoebic infection: the acute disease produced by Naegleria fowleri and the chronic, subacute and opportunistic form, produced by acanthamoeba spp.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Historical Perspective 3. Protozoology, taxonomy, and nomenclature of free-living amebas 4. Ecology, epidemiology, and environmental factors 5. The disease: Clinical types � manifestation and course 6. Anatomo-pathological characteristics: PAM and GAE 7. Laboratory Diagnosis: PAM and GAE � cerebrospinal fluid examination 8. Retrospective diagnosis: PAM and GAE 9. Animal Models: PAM and GAE 10. Free-living and amphizoic amebas in animal hosts

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI045000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General