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Digenetic Trematodes

  • Covers the trematodes of interest in human and animal health comprehensively

  • Updates the current status of knowledge on the trematodiases that cover novel techniques

  • Includes a novel chapter on the genomics and proteomics of trematodes

  • Provides comprehensive material for researchers, clinicians, veterinarians, biologists, and pre and post-graduate students.

Part of the book series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (AEMB, volume 1154)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. General Aspects of the Trematodes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Form and Function in the Digenea

      • Alba Cortés Carbonell, Bernard Fried
      Pages 3-20
    3. The Systematics of the Trematoda

      • Aneta Kostadinova, Ana Pérez-del-Olmo
      Pages 21-42
  3. Trematodes of Interest in Human Health

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 43-43
    2. Schistosomiasis

      • Philip T. LoVerde
      Pages 45-70
    3. Fascioliasis

      • Santiago Mas-Coma, Mª Adela Valero, Mª Dolores Bargues
      Pages 71-103
    4. Paragonimiasis

      • David Blair
      Pages 105-138
    5. Liver Flukes: Clonorchis and Opisthorchis

      • Weerachai Saijuntha, Paiboon Sithithaworn, Nadda Kiatsopit, Ross H. Andrews, Trevor N. Petney
      Pages 139-180
    6. Intestinal Trematode Infections

      • Rafael Toledo, Maria Alvárez-Izquierdo, Carla Muñoz-Antoli, J. Guillermo Esteban
      Pages 181-213
  4. Trematodes of Interest in Veterinary and Wildlife Disease

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 215-215
    2. Schistosomatoidea and Diplostomoidea

      • Petr Horák, Jana Bulantová, Libor Mikeš
      Pages 217-254
    3. Amphistomes

      • Veena Tandon, Bishnupada Roy, Jollin Andrea Shylla, Sudeep Ghatani
      Pages 255-277
    4. Dicrocoeliidae Family: Major Species Causing Veterinary Diseases

      • M. Yolanda Manga-González, M. Carmen Ferreras
      Pages 279-319
    5. Selected Wildlife Trematodes

      • Matthew G. Bolek, Jillian T. Detwiler, Heather A. Stigge
      Pages 321-355
  5. Clinical Aspects of Trematode Infections

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 357-357
    2. Epidemiology of Trematode Infections: An Update

      • Jong-Yil Chai, Bong-Kwang Jung
      Pages 359-409
    3. Trematode Genomics and Proteomics

      • Javier Sotillo, Mark S. Pearson, Alex Loukas
      Pages 411-436
    4. Diagnosis of Human Trematode Infections

      • J. Guillermo Esteban, Carla Muñoz-Antoli, Rafael Toledo, Lawrence R. Ash
      Pages 437-471
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 473-487

About this book

Digenetic trematodes constitute a major helminth group that parasitize human 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 to the 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 the second edition 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. 

Keywords

  • paragonimiasis
  • parasite
  • schistosoma
  • trematode
  • zoonotic
  • fasciola
  • liver flukes
  • intestinal flukes
  • vaccines

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Editors and Affiliations

  • Área de Parasitología, Departamento de Farmacia y, Tecnología Farmacéutica y Parasitología, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Valencia, Spain

    Rafael Toledo

  • Department of Biology, Lafayette College, Easton, USA

    Bernard Fried

About the editors

Rafael Toledo, Department of Parasitology, University of Valencia, Spain

Bernard Fried, Department of Biology, Lafayette College, Easton PA, USA  

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Buying options

eBook USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-18616-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 299.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)