320 Pages 75 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Infections caused by parasites are still a major global health problem. Although parasitic infections are responsible for a significant morbidity and mortality in the developing countries, they are also prevalent in the developed countries. Early diagnosis and treatment of a parasitic infection is not only critical for preventing morbidity and mortality individually but also for reducing the risk of spread of infection in the community. This concise book gives an overview of critical facts for clinical and laboratory diagnosis, treatment and prevention of parasitic diseases which are common in humans and which are most likely to be encountered in a clinical practice. This book is a perfect companion for primary care physicians, residents, nurse practitioners, medical students, paramedics, other public health care personnel and as well as travelers.

    Preface 1. Enterobiasis 3. Ascariasis 5. Strongyloidiasis 6. Trichinellosis 7. Onchocercosis 8. Loiasis 9. Dracunculiasis 10. Cutaneous Larva Migrans: 'The Creeping Eruption 11. Baylisascariasis and Toxocariasis 12. Lymphatic Filariasis Section II. Trematodes 13. Clonorchiasis and Opisthorchiasis 14. Liver Fluke: Fasciola hepatica 15. Paragonimiasis 16. Intestinal Trematode Infections 17. Schistosomiasis: Schistosoma japonicum 18. Schistosomiasis: Schistosoma mansoni 19. Schistosomiasis: Schistosoma haematobium 20. Taeniasis and Cyticercosis 21. Hydatid Disease Section IV. Protozoans 22. American Trypanosomiasis (Chagas Disease) 23. African Trypanosomiasis 24. Visceral Leishmaniasis (Kala-Azar) 25. Cutaneous Leishmaniasis 27. Giardiasis 28. Amebiasis 29. Cryptosporidiosis 30. Trichomoniasis 31. Pneumocystis Pneumonia 32. Malaria Section V. Arthropods 33. Clinically Relevant Arthropods


    Abhay R. Satoskar is Associate Professor of Microbiology at the Ohio State University, Columbus. Gary L. Simon is the Walter G. Ross Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at The George Washington University School of Medicine. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Department of Medicine. Dr. Simon is also Professor of Microbiology, Tropical Medicine and Immunology. Peter J. Hotez is Distinguished Research Professor and the Walter G. Ross Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine at The George Washington University, where his major research and academic interest is in the area of vaccine development for neglected tropical diseases and their control. Moriya Tsuji is Aaron Diamond Associate Professor and Staff lnvestigator, HN and Malaria Vaccine Program at the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, The Rockefeller University, New York.