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Parasitic Infections and the Immune System - Felipe Kierzenbaum

Parasitic Infections and the Immune System

By: Felipe Kierzenbaum (Editor)


Published: 1st January 1994
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Featuring the work of several world authorities, this volume places primary emphasis on the mechanism of parasite produced changes in the immune response (i.e. immunosuppression). The text covers parasitic diseases on which the World Health Organization has aggressively promoted research through its Program on Research and Training In Tropical Diseases. Chapters cover parasitic diseases such as malaria, American trypanosomiasis (Chagas' disease), African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness), leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis and onchocerciasis. Also included are discussions of toxoplasmosis and amebiasis. The material is drawn from the body of literature that has been rapidly accumulating for the last 15 years. An important feature of this text is that the contributors first outline existing knowledge about the immunology of each infection, thereby enabling the reader to more easily appreciate why and how the immunological alterations that accompany a disease are important, and then, to review the postulated mechanisms for such alterations. Consequently, the impact that each parasitic infection has on the immune system is always described in the "heart" of each chapter rather than at the beginning.

African Trypanosomiases
Chagas' Disease (American Trypanosomiasis
Onchocerciasis and Lymphotic Filariasis
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ISBN: 9780124065758
ISBN-10: 0124065759
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 1st January 1994
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.61