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Ascaris The Neglected Parasite

Ascaris  The Neglected Parasite
  • Author : Celia Holland
  • Publsiher : Newnes
  • Release : 09 May 2013
  • ISBN : 012397285X
  • Pages : 460 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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This book tackles a number of different perspectives concerning the parasitic helminth Ascaris, both in animals and in humans and the disease known as ascariasis. It seeks to identify interesting, exciting and novel aspects, which will interest readers from a broad range of disciplines. Over a quarter of the world's population are infected with the human roundworm, and the equivalent in pigs is equally ubiquitous. Both contribute to insidious and chronic nutritional morbidity, and this has been quantified, in humans, as disability adjusted life years approximating 10.5 million. Ascaris larvae develop in host parenteral tissues, and the resultant pathology has been condemnation. Ascariasis, despite its staggering global prevalence and the sheer numbers of people it infects, remains a classic neglected disease. However, renewed interest in the consequences of early infection with worms from the perspective of immune modulation, co-infections and the development of allergy further enhances the relevance of these parasites. Brings together a wide range of topics and approaches and recent, comprehensive and progressive research concerning the neglected parasite Ascaris Provides a blueprint of how a single parasite entity can stimulate interest in basic biology, clinical science, veterinary science, public health and epidemiology Presents a wealth of new insights given that a book on this parasite has not been published for over 20 years 16 chapters from a range of top authors from around the world


Ascaris: The Neglected Parasite

Ascaris: The Neglected Parasite
  • Author : Celia Holland
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 09 May 2013
GET THIS BOOKAscaris: The Neglected Parasite

This book tackles a number of different perspectives concerning the parasitic helminth Ascaris, both in animals and in humans and the disease known as ascariasis. It seeks to identify interesting, exciting and novel aspects, which will interest readers from a broad range of disciplines. Over a quarter of the world's population are infected with the human roundworm, and the equivalent in pigs is equally ubiquitous. Both contribute to insidious and chronic nutritional morbidity, and this has been quantified, in humans,


Ascaris: The Neglected Parasite

Ascaris: The Neglected Parasite
  • Author : Celia V. Holland,Jerzy M. Behnke,Christina Dold
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 09 May 2013
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Larval ascariasis is much less well understood than adult worm infection. Part of the explanation for this is the difficulty in assessing the impact of larval infections in human subjects. In contrast, adult worms can be counted after post-chemotherapeutic expulsion or, additionally, eggs voided in host feces can be quantified as an indirect measure of infection intensity. Furthermore, respiratory and hepatic disease, which may be associated with transient passage of larvae through these organs, can be either non-specific or cryptic,


Ascaris: The Neglected Parasite

Ascaris: The Neglected Parasite
  • Author : Johnny Vlaminck,Peter Geldhof
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 09 May 2013
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Roundworms are the most prevalent parasite of swine in the world today. Their presence on a pig farm can have detrimental effects on farm profitability due to their impact on growth rate, feed conversion, and general health of the produced pigs. For farmers, it is therefore essential to be aware of the “worm status” of their herd in order to make informed decisions on how to control this disease on their farm. This chapter concentrates on the diverse aspects involved


Ascaris: The Neglected Parasite

Ascaris: The Neglected Parasite
  • Author : Sarah Williams-Blangero,Mona H. Fenstad,Satish Kumar,John Blangero
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 09 May 2013
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Ascaris infections remain major global public health problems despite the wide availability of cheap, effective anthelminthic drugs. An improved understanding of host susceptibility to Ascaris infection may suggest new approaches for targeting available drugs more effectively, or may suggest novel targets for drug development efforts. This chapter explores our current understanding of the underlying genetic architecture of susceptibility to Ascaris infection. The past and potential future uses of different types of genetic approaches, from quantitative genetic studies of heritability, to


Ascaris: The Neglected Parasite

Ascaris: The Neglected Parasite
  • Author : Simon J. Brooker,Rachel L. Pullan
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 09 May 2013
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Ascariasis is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) affecting 763 million people worldwide, with nutritional and developmental consequences of chronic childhood infection and severe clinical disease occurring in heavy infections. Reliably estimating the extent of the problem of Ascaris lumbricoides and ascariasis is difficult because of inaccuracies in parasitological diagnosis, the non-specificity of clinical signs, and a paucity of reliable and accurate data. As a consequence, estimating the global distribution and disease burden has been based on informed approximations, using the best


Ascaris: The Neglected Parasite

Ascaris: The Neglected Parasite
  • Author : Antony O.W. Stretton,Aaron G. Maule
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 09 May 2013
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The structural simplicity of nematode nervous systems has provided a useful resource for studies on basic neurobiology. Two species have underpinned basic neuroscience research in phylum Nematoda, the free-living nematode Caenorhabditis elegans and the pig parasitic nematode Ascaris suum due to their genetic tractability and large size, respectively. The fact that most of the chemotherapeutic targets for the treatment of roundworm parasite infections of animals and man associate with neuromuscular function means that nematode neurobiology research resonates beyond discovery biology


Ascaris: The Neglected Parasite

Ascaris: The Neglected Parasite
  • Author : Charles D. Criscione
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 09 May 2013
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The fields of conservation genetics and genetic epidemiology share many parallel questions. Hence, methodologies can be adapted from the former to the latter. Three applications of population genetics are presented to further our understanding of Ascaris epidemiology. (1) I address if Ascaris infections in humans and pigs constitute a single population or subdivided host-affiliated populations with potential for cross-transmission and hybridization. (2) I discuss the use of landscape genetics as a means to identify transmission foci and epidemiologically relevant variables correlated to


Ascaris: The Neglected Parasite

Ascaris: The Neglected Parasite
  • Author : Stig Milan Thamsborg,Peter Nejsum,Helena Mejer
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 09 May 2013
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The roundworm Ascaris suum is a highly prevalent intestinal parasite of pigs worldwide, and the infection may have low to moderate pathogenic effects on health and productivity. Besides these direct effects, there may be indirect effects on enhanced susceptibility or pathogenicity to bacterial or viral infections, related to the migratory and immune-modulatory capacity of A. suum. Losses due to ascariasis in pigs can thus be summarized as (1) farm economic losses due to clinical effects (although limited), reduced growth and feed


Human Helminthiasis

Human Helminthiasis
  • Author : Luis Rodrigo
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 15 February 2017
GET THIS BOOKHuman Helminthiasis

Human helminthiasis, known as worm infections, is any macroparasitic disease affecting humans, in which a part of the body is invaded by a lot of worms, known as helminths. They are broadly classified into flukes, tapeworms, and roundworms. Soil-transmitted helminthiasis and schistosomiasis are the most important, being included into the neglected tropical diseases. Helminthiasis has been found to result in poor birth outcome, less cognitive development, lower school and work performance, lower socioeconomic development, and poverty. Soil-transmitted helminthiases are responsible


Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases

Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases
  • Author : Peter J. Hotez
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 24 July 2020
GET THIS BOOKForgotten People, Forgotten Diseases

Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases Second Edition The neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are the most common infections of the world's poor, but few people know about these diseases and why they are so important. This second edition of Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases provides an overview of the NTDs and how they devastate the poor, essentially trapping them in a vicious cycle of extreme poverty by preventing them from working or attaining their full intellectual and cognitive development. Author Peter J. Hotez


Immunity to Parasitic Infection

Immunity to Parasitic Infection
  • Author : Tracey Lamb
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 10 August 2012
GET THIS BOOKImmunity to Parasitic Infection

Parasitic infections remain a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the world today. Often endemic in developing countries many parasitic diseases are neglected in terms of research funding and much remains to be understood about parasites and the interactions they have with the immune system. This book examines current knowledge about immune responses to parasitic infections affecting humans, including interactions that occur during co-infections, and how immune responses may be manipulated to develop therapeutic interventions against parasitic infection. For


Advances in Common Eye Infections

Advances in Common Eye Infections
  • Author : Shimon Rumelt
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 07 December 2016
GET THIS BOOKAdvances in Common Eye Infections

This book is a new addition for a broad-spectrum library in ophthalmology and other specialties in medicine of "InTech." It addresses ocular infections. These infections may result in blindness if not correctly diagnosed and promptly treated. Therefore, it is essential to be fully aware and knowledgeable about the manifestations of these diseases, and this book covers some of the different aspects of them. The chapters were written by experts from around the globe and these reflect the importance of the


An Overview of Tropical Diseases

An Overview of Tropical Diseases
  • Author : Amidou Samie
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 02 December 2015
GET THIS BOOKAn Overview of Tropical Diseases

Tropical diseases affect millions of people throughout the world and particularly in the developing countries. The millennium development goals had specifically targeted HIV/AIDS and Malaria for substantial reduction as well as Tuberculosis while many other tropical diseases have been neglected. The new sustainable development goals have not made such distinction and have targeted all diseases for elimination for the improvement of the quality of life of human beings on earth. The present book was developed to provide an update


The Geohelminths

The Geohelminths
  • Author : Celia V. Holland,Malcolm W. Kennedy
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 11 April 2006
GET THIS BOOKThe Geohelminths

The soil-transmitted nematode parasites, or geohelminths, are - called because they have a direct life cycle, which involves no intermediate hosts or vectors, and are transmitted by faecal contamination of soil, foodstuffs and water supplies. They all inhabit the intestine in their adult stages but most species also have tissue-migratoryjuvenile stages, so the disease manifestations they cause can therefore be both local and systemic. The geohelminths together present an enormous infection burden on humanity. Those which cause the most disease


Mathematical Models for Neglected Tropical Diseases: Essential Tools for Control and Elimination

First published in 1963, Advances in Parasitology contains comprehensive and up-to-date reviews in all areas of interest in contemporary parasitology. Advances in Parasitology includes medical studies of parasites of major influence, such as Plasmodium falciparum and trypanosomes. The series also contains reviews of more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy, and life history, which shape current thinking and applications. The 2013 impact factor is 4.36. Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field Contributions from leading authorities and industry experts