Protozoa and Human Disease

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2010-11-18
  • Publisher: Garland Science

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Protozoa and Human Disease is a textbook on protozoa for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. It combines taxonomic and medical approaches and is suitable for both science and medical students. Each chapter is devoted to a different protozoan pathogen. Topics pertaining to the relationship between protozoa and disease include the use of molecular lab techniques in the study and diagnosis of protozoan pathogens, and the mechanisms of drug action and resistance. At the end of the book is an extensive glossary of molecular biology, immunology, and medical terms.KEY TOPICS: ' Life Cycles ' Geographical Distribution ' Morphology ' Host-Parasite Interactions ' Molecular and Immunological Basis of Pathogenesis ' Antigenic Variation ' Reservoir Hosts ' Methods of Transmission and Control ' Molecular Epidemiology ' Drug Action and Resistance ' Clinical Manifestation ' Diagnosis and Treatment

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