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Protozoa and Human Diseases in the Tropics
Bertram Ekejiuba Bright Nwoke, Chinyere Nneka Ukaga
Published Date:
September, 2014
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Table of Contents
Front Matter
Section I Introduction
Chapter 1 Introduction to Medical Protozoology
1.1 Protozoan Environment
1.2 Protozoan Size and Shape
1.3 Protozoan Morphology and Organelles
1.4 Locomotion in Protozoa
1.5 Nutrition in Protozoa
1.6 Excretion in Protozoa
1.7 Respiration in Protozoa
1.8 Reproduction in Protozoa
1.9 Cyst Formation in Protozoa
1.10 Host-to-Host Transfer in Protozoa
1.11 Arthropods in Protozoan Disease Transmission
Chapter 2 Classification of Medical Important Protozoa
2.1 Phylum 1: Sarcomastigophora
2.2 Phylum Apicomplexa
2.3 Phylum Ciliophora
Section II The Amoebas and Amoebiasis
Chapter 3 Amoebiasis
3.1 History and Introduction
3.2 Entamoeba Histolytica–Aetiological Agent of Amoebiasis: Definition
3.3 Life Cycle (Fig. 7)
3.4 Clinicopathological Aspects of Amoebiasis
3.5 Distribution and Burden
3.6 General Epidemiological Factors
3.7 Amoebiasis and Nigerian Environment
3.8 Diagnosis
3.9 Prevention and Control
Chapter 4 Non-Pathogenic Amoebae
4.1 Endolimax nana
4.2 Entamoeba coli
4.3 Entamoeba gingivalis
4.4 Entamoeba hartmanni
4.5 Entamoeba polecki
4.6 Iodamoeba bütschilii
Chapter 5 Opportunistic Amoeba
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Acanthamoeba Species
5.3 Balamuthia mandrillaris
5.4 Naegleria fowleri (Fig. 28) 61
Section III Intestinal Flagellates
Chapter 6 Giardiasis
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Life Cycle
6.3 Pathological Aspects
6.4 Epidemiology and Burden
6.5 Diagnosis
6.6 Prevention and Control
Chapter 7 Trichomoniasis
7.1 Introduction74
7.2 Life Cycle
7.3 Pathological Aspects
7.4 Epidemiology and Burden
7.5 Diagnosis
7.6 Prevention and Control
Chapter 8 Other Intestinal, Oral and Genital Flagellate Infections
8.1 Trichomonas tenax Infection
8.2 Trichomonas hominisInfection
8.3 Chilomastix mesnili
8.4 Enteromonas hominis
8.5 Retortamonas intestinalis
Section IV Haemoflagellate Infections
Chapter 9 Introduction to Leishmaniasis
9.1 General Introduction to Haemoflagellates
9.2 Morphological Forms (Pleomorphism)
9.3 Leishmania Parasites of Man
9.4 General Life Cycle of Leishmania Spp
Chapter 10 Old World Leishmaniasis
10.1 Leishmania donovani
10.2 Leishmania infantum
10.3 Leishmania tropica
10.4 Leishmania major
10.5 Leishmania aethiopica
10.6 Epidemiology and Burden of Old World Leishmaniasis
10.7 Prevention and Control of Old World Leishmaniasis
Chapter 11 New World Leishmaniasis
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Leishmania brazillensis Complex and Leishmania mexicana Complex
11.3 Leishmania peruviana
11.4 Leishmania chagas
11.5 Epidemiology and Burden of New World Leishmaniasis
11.6 Diagnosis of New World Leishmaniasis
11.7 Prevention and Control New World Leishmaniasis
Chapter 12 Human African Trypanosomiasis
12.1 Definition and Introduction
12.2 Life Cycle
12.3 Clinicopathological Aspects of African Human Trypanosomiasis
12.4 Distribution and Disease Burden
12.5 Burden of African Human Trypanosomiasis
12.6 Climate Change and Human African Trypanosomiasis
12.7 Diagnosis
12.8 Prevention and Control
Chapter 13 Chagas Disease (American Trypanosomiasis)
13.1 Introduction
13.2 Life cycle of Chagas Disease (Fig. 76)
13.3 Pathological Aspects
13.4 Epidemiology and Burden
13.5 Diagnosis
13.6 Prevention and Control
Section V Sporozoa
Chapter 14 Malaria
14.1 Introduction
14.2 History of Malaria
14.3 Life Cycle
14.4 Clinicopathological Aspects of Malaria
14.5 Disease Distribution and Burden
14.6 Climate Change and Malaria
14.7 Malaria and the Nigerian Environment
14.8 Diagnosis
14.9 Prevention and Control
Chapter 15 Cryptosporidiosis
15.1 Introduction
15.2 Classification
15.3 Life Cycle of Cryptosporidium
15.4 Clinico-Pathological Aspects
15.5 Diagnosis of Cryptosporidium Infection
15.6 Prevention and Control
Chapter 16 Toxoplasmosis
16.1 Introduction
16.2 Life Cycle of Toxoplasma gondii
16.3 Pathological Aspects of Toxoplasmosis
16.4 Epidemiology of Toxoplasmosis
16.5 Diagnosis
16.6 Prevention and Control
Chapter 17 Sarcosporidiosis (Sarcocystis Infection)
17.1 Introduction
17.2 Life Cycle
17.3 Clinico-Pathological Aspects
17.4 Epidemiology of Sarcosporidiosis
17.5 Diagnosis
17.6 Prevention and Control
Chapter 18 Cystoisosporiasis
18.1 Introduction
18.2 Life Cycle
18.3 Clinical Features
18.4 Diagnosis
18.5 Prevention and Control
Chapter 19 Babesiosis
19.1 Introduction
19.2 Classification
19.3 Life Cycle of Babesia (Fig. 109)
19.4 Clinico-Pathological Aspects of Babesiosis
19.5 Epidemiology
19.6 Diagnosis
19.7 Prevention and Control Babesiosis
Section VI Ciliophora
Chapter 20 Balantidiasis
20.1 Introduction
20.2 Classification
20.3 Life Cycle of Balantidium coli (Fig. 116)
20.4 Clinico-Pathology
20.5 Epidemiology
20.6 Diagnosis
20.7 Prevention and Control
Section VII Microspora
Chapter 21 Microsporidosis
21.1 Introduction
21.2 Classification
21.3 Life Cycle
21.4 Clinico-Pathological Aspects
21.5 Epidemiology
21.6 Diagnosis
21.7 Prevention and Control
Back Matter
Bertram Ekejiuba Bright Nwoke Professor of Public health Parasitology & Entomology, Department of Animal & Environmental Biology, Imo State University Owerri, Nigeria.
Chinyere Nneka Ukaga Professor of Public Health Parasitology, Department of Animal & Environmental Biology, Imo State University Owerri, Nigeria.
Tropical diseases are diseases that are prevalent in or unique to tropical and sub-tropical regions. Large proportions of the people in the world inhabit tropical countries which include vast geographical areas. The World Health Organization and other International Health Agencies have identified a group of 13 tropical infections as the ‘Neglected Tropical Diseases’. These diseases affect the world’s poorest people living in remote and rural areas of low-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. They inflict suffering causing disabilities, disfigurement, more poverty, as well as social stigma. The pathogen groups that are given research priorities include: protozoan parasites, helminthes as well as bacteria. In the last decade, there had been the tendency of increased intentional focus on HIV and malaria with the resultant effect that more attention is given to tropical diseases that result in mortalities on a global basis.

This book written by two world acclaimed parasitologists has been designed to meet the need for a text which covers in details most of the protozoan parasites that cause human diseases in the tropics. The contents are split into 7 sections in addition to appencies that take one through the glossary of parasitology. It is an ideal text for higher institutions, medical schools and research Institutes. The aim has been to present the basic principles of protozoan parasitology together with the biology, diagnostic as well as control techniques of the diseases caused by these protozoans.

The special feature of the text is the use of illustrated diagrams which further enhances the usefulness of this book to students, medical laboratory scientists as well as other health practioners in the field. ‘Protozoa and Human Diseases in the Tropics’ provides a general text as well as a field reference of long-term usefulness. I believe that this book will be of lasting value.
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