This undergraduate, upper-division text focuses on the biology of human parasites, and bridges the gap between classic clinical parasitology texts and more traditional encyclopedic treatises. Human Parasitology, Second Edition introduces various parasites and how they interact with their hosts and respond to new treatments. It presents symptomatic treatments of important parasitic organisms. The book also includes appendices dealing with various drugs and their efficacy with respect to treatment. This thoroughly updated edition contains a new chapter on opportunistic parasites that effect AIDS patients, and provides new research into emerging parasites such as Crytosporidium and Cyclopspora. The Second Edition includes more electronmicrographs, better life cycle figures, and thoroughly revised citations.
- Hardback | 484 pages
- 183.9 x 262.6 x 27.2mm | 1,214.25g
- 04 Jan 1999
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- 2nd Revised edition
- b&w illustrations
Liberally accented with photographs, diagrams, and clinical case pictures, this text is straightforward, adequately referenced, and logically organized... this edition provides a bridge between the well-known exhaustive compendiums and brief treatises for the college level student considering a career in the biological sciences or healthcare fields... Clinical correlations and therapeutic options which enhance the biology presented are included. I particularly liked the easy to follow life cycle diagrams and the many electron micrographs which clearly delineate important characteristics of these microorganisms... Its modest price, well-written style, and up-to-date information should make this text a course director's favorite. --John S. Czachor, MD, Wright State University, Division of Infectious Diseases for DOODY'S PUBLISHING REVIEWS
About Burton J. Bogitsh
Burton J. Bogitsh received his undergraduate education in biology at New York University (University Heights) and his graduate education at Baylor University (M.A.) and the University of Virginia (Ph.D.). He is currently Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University. He has authored more than 100 publications in the area of parasitology and has co-authored a textbook in General Zoology. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Morphology, co-editor of Volume 2 of the Microscopical Anatomy of Invertebrates, and has contributed many chapters to numerous edited volumes on parasitology. His research interests are in the ultrastructural localization of enzymes in helminths with a primary focus on the digestive tracts of trematodes.
Table of contents
Symbiosis and Parasitism. Parasite-Host Interactions. The Protozoa: General Characteristics of the Protozoa. Visceral Protozoa I: Amoebae and Ciliates. Visceral Protozoa II: Flagellates. Blood and Tissue Protozoa I: Hemoflagellates. Blood and Tissue Protozoa II: Human Malaria. Blood and Tissue Protozoa III: Other Apicomplexans. The Trematoda: General Characteristics of the Trematoda. Visceral Flukes. Blood Flukes. The Cestoidea: General Characteristics of the Cestoidea. Intestinal Tapeworms. Extraintestinal Tapeworms. The Nematoda: General Characteristics of the Nematoda. Intestinal Nematodes. Blood and Tissue Nematodes. Arthropoda: Arthropods as Vectors. Glossary. Appendices: Drugs for Parasitic Infections: Partial List of Generic and Brand Names. Current Chemotherapeutic Regimens. Adverse Effects of Antiparasitic Drugs. Subject Index.