Digenetic Trematodes

  • Rafael Toledo
  • Bernard Fried

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 766)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. General Aspects of the Trematodes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert C. Peoples, Bernard Fried
      Pages 3-20
    3. Aneta Kostadinova, Ana Pérez-del-Olmo
      Pages 21-44
  3. Trematodes of Interest in Human Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Fred A. Lewis, Matthew S. Tucker
      Pages 47-75
    3. Santiago Mas-Coma, M. Adela Valero, M. Dolores Bargues
      Pages 77-114
    4. David Blair
      Pages 115-152
    5. Weerachai Saijuntha, Paiboon Sithithaworn, Nadda Kaitsopit, Ross H. Andrews, Trevor N. Petney
      Pages 153-199
    6. Rafael Toledo, Carla Muñoz-Antoli, J. Guillermo Esteban
      Pages 201-240
    7. Jong-Yil Chai
      Pages 241-292
    8. J. Guillermo Esteban, Carla Muñoz-Antoli, Rafael Toledo, Lawrence R. Ash
      Pages 293-327
  4. Trematodes of Interest in Veterinary and Wildlife Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Petr Horák, Libuše Kolářová, Libor Mikeš
      Pages 331-364
    3. Veena Tandon, Bishnupada Roy, Jollin Andrea Shylla, Sudeep Ghatani
      Pages 365-392
    4. M. Yolanda Manga-González, M. Carmen Ferreras
      Pages 393-428
    5. Jane E. Huffman
      Pages 429-456
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 457-474

About this book


Digenetic trematodes constitute a major helminth group that parasitize humans and animals, and are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The diseases caused by trematodes have been neglected for years, especially as compared with other parasitic diseases. However, the geographical limits and the populations at risk are currently expanding and changing in relation to factors such as growing international markets, improved transportation systems, and demographic changes. This has led to a growing international interest in trematode infections, although factors such as the difficulties entailed in the diagnosis, the complexity of human and agricultural practices, the lack of assessments of the economic costs, or the limited number of effective drugs are preventing the development of control measures of these diseases in humans and livestock. In-depth studies are needed to clarify the current epidemiology of these helminth infections and to identify new and specific targets for both effective diagnosis and treatments. The main goal of this book is to present the major trematodes and their corresponding diseases in the framework of modern parasitology, considering matters such as the application of novel techniques and analysis of data in the context of host-parasite interactions and to show applications of new techniques and concepts for the studies on digenetic trematodes. This is an ideal book for parasitologists, microbiologists, zoologists, immunologists, professional of public health workers, clinicians, and graduate and post-graduate students.


paragonimiasis parasite schistosomiasis trematodes zoonotic

Editors and affiliations

  • Rafael Toledo
    • 1
  • Bernard Fried
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Biología Celular,Parasitología Facultad de FarmaciaUniversity of ValenciaBurjassotSpain
  2. 2.Department of BiologyLafayette CollegeEastonUSA

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