Volume 2 2002

The Geohelminths: Ascaris, Trichuris and Hookworm

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ISBN: 978-0-7923-7557-9 (Print) 978-0-306-47383-8 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Epidemiological Patterns and Consequences

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      Pages 1-24

      Distributions and Predisposition: People and Pigs

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      Pages 25-37

      Control Strategies

  2. The Cost and the Damage Done

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      Pages 39-61

      Pathophysiology of Intestinal Nematodes

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      Pages 63-73

      Intestinal Nematodes and Cognitive Development

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      Pages 75-87

      The Economics of Worm Control

  3. Immunology — Mice, Pigs and People

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      Pages 89-104

      Immune Responses on Humans — Ascaris

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      Pages 105-124

      Immunity and Immune Responses to Ascaris Suum in Pigs

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      Pages 125-142

      Immune Responses in Humans — Trichuris trichiura

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      Pages 143-165

      The Immunobiology of Hookworm Infection

  4. Genetics — Mice, Worms and People

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      Pages 167-183

      Human Host Susceptibility to Intestinal Worm Infections

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      Pages 185-198

      Population Genetics of Intestinal Nematodes

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      Pages 199-218

      Parasite Strain Diversity and Host Immune Responses

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      Pages 219-233

      The Value of Mutation Scanning Approaches for Detecting Genetic Variation — Implications for Studying Intestinal Nematodes of Humans

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      Pages 235-268

      Opportunities and Prospects for Investigating Developmentally Regulated and Sex-Specific Genes and Their Expression in Intestinal Nematodes of Humans

  5. Interaction between Geohelminth Infections and Other Diseases

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      Pages 269-299

      Schistosomiasis and Reduced Risk of Atopic Diseases: New Insights and Possible Mechanisms

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      Pages 301-317

      Geohelminths, HIV/AIDS and TB