523 pages | 37 Color Illus. | 115 B/W Illus.
Apart from malaria, schistosomiasis is the most prevalent parasitic infection in the world. It affects more than 200 million people in 76 tropical and subtropical countries, causing great suffering and resulting in thousands of deaths. Written by world authorities, this book examines many aspects of the biology, pathology, and control of the schistosoma parasite. Ranging in topic from infection in Pharaonic Egypt, through DNA relationships and biological systems, to advances in development of vaccines against the parasite, this book is a comprehensive text written for researchers and medical professionals alike.
Origins and Evolutionary Radiation of Schistosoma. Schistosomiasis: Paleopathological Perspectives and Historical Notes. Life Cycles of Schistosomiasis. Schistosoma Intermediate Host Snails. Schistosoma Egg. Miracidium of Schistosoma. Schistosoma Sporocysts. Cercaria of Schistosoma. Schistosomula. Tegument and External Features of Schistosoma. Alimentary Tract of Schistosoma. Nervous and Sensory System of Schistosoma. Reproductive System of Schistosoma. Spermatozoa, Spermatogenesis and Fertilization in Schistosoma. Ova and Oogenesis in Schistosoma. Excretory System of Schistosomes. Acute Schistosomiasis. Chronic Schistosomiasis. Neuroschistosomiasis: Pathogenesis and Clinical Manifestations. Subtle Morbidity in Schistosomiasis. Diagnostic Tests for Schistosomiasis. Control of Schistosomiasis. Chemotherapy against Schistosomiasis. Schistosomiasis Vaccine Development: the Missing Link. Geospatial Surveillance and Response Systems for Schistosomiasis. Future Directions: The Road to Elimination.