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Progress in Clinical Parasitology

Volume III

  • Tsieh Sun

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Timothy P. Flanigan, Rosemary Soave
    Pages 1-20
  3. Catherine F. Decker, Carmelita U. Tuazon
    Pages 21-41
  4. Hajime Ishikura, Kokichi Kikuchi, Kazuya Nagasawa, Toshio Ooiwa, Hiroshi Takamiya, Noriyuki Sato et al.
    Pages 43-102
  5. Trevor R. Jones, W. Ripley Ballou, Stephen L. Hoffman
    Pages 103-117
  6. Donna M. Russo, Manoel Barral-Netto, Aldina Barral, Steven G. Reed
    Pages 119-144
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 205-209

About this book

Introduction

This volume, now the third in a series, presents a more hetero­ geneous content than previous issues. It covers two previously rare but now common opportunistic infections in the United States, a common parasitic disease in Japan, exciting but difficult problems in developing a malarial vaccine, a study exemplifying the role of T­ lymphocytes in parasitic infections, and a fascinating review of the relationship between the schistosomes and their molluscan hosts. The first chapter covers cryptosporidiosis, which has become a household name since the outbreak of the acquired immunodeficien­ cy syndrome (AIDS). However, infection is now recognized to occur widely in immunocompetent individuals, with clustering of infection among veterinary students, laboratory workers, children in day care centers, and family members. It can also be the cause of traveler's di­ arrhea and nosocomial infection. Indeed, Cryptosporidium has be­ come recognized as the leading protozoal cause of diarrhea world­ wide. This chapter provides a concise, yet comprehensive, review on aspects of epidemiology, microbiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of this important disease. Recent in vitro studies of Cryptosporidium, conducted in Dr. Flanigan's and other laboratories, are described. They complement the extensive clincial experience of Dr. Soave, who summarizes her many articles in this field. The second chapter describes another common opportunistic infec­ tion among AIDS patients, toxoplasmosis. This disease differs from cryptosporidiosis in that it was recognized as a common infection in immunocompetent individuals even before the AIDS outbreak.

Keywords

AIDS Malaria Parasitic Infections Parasitäre Krankheit infection infections nosocomial infection vaccine

Editors and affiliations

  • Tsieh Sun
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Clinical PathologyNorth Shore University Hospital, Cornell University Medical CollegeManhassetUSA

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