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The Leishmaniases: Old Neglected Tropical Diseases


The Leishmaniases: Old Neglected Tropical Diseases



von: Fabrizio Bruschi, Luigi Gradoni

154,69 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 12.01.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9783319723860
Sprache: englisch

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Out of the 20 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) prioritized by the World Health Organization, the leishmaniases rank in the top 3 among those caused by protozoa. The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with a comprehensive and updated overview of all the aspects of leishmaniasis with a worldwide perspective – authors of many chapters include eminent scientists from both the Old and New Worlds. The chapters cover a wide range of topics, classically organized into biology and epidemiology, followed by clinical and control aspects. Following an introductory chapter intended to take the reader into the leishmaniasis complexity, a chapter on Leishmania taxonomy reports on the most recent advances in molecular and phylogenetic data. Parasite biology is then described in detail by means of two separate chapters devoted to phlebotomine vectors and reservoir hosts, respectively. The medical part of the book begins with a chapter on basic immunology and immunopathology associated with Leishmania infection, followed by a classical chapter on clinical aspects of different disease entities. The complexity of disease case management is presented by means of 3 chapters, respectively on diagnosis, treatment of visceral forms and treatment of tegumentary forms. Finally, the last chapter deals with the available approaches to control leishmaniasis and related public health issues. 
Introduction to epidemiology.- Leishmania taxonomy.- Parasite biology: the vectors.- Parasite biology: the reservoir hosts.- Immunological and immunopathological aspects.- Clinical aspects in immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients.- Diagnosis.- Treatment of visceral leishmaniasis.- Treatment of tegumentary forms of leishmaniasis.- Control and public health aspects.  
Professor Dr. Fabrizio Bruschi, University of Pisa, ItalyDr. Luigi Gradoni, Research Director, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma, Italy
Out of the 20 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) prioritized by the World Health Organization, the leishmaniases rank in the top 3 among those caused by protozoa. The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with a comprehensive and updated overview of all the aspects of leishmaniasis with a worldwide perspective – authors of many chapters include eminent scientists from both the Old and New Worlds. The chapters cover a wide range of topics, classically organized into biology and epidemiology, followed by clinical and control aspects. Following an introductory chapter intended to take the reader into the leishmaniasis complexity, a chapter on Leishmania taxonomy reports on the most recent advances in molecular and phylogenetic data. Parasite biology is then described in detail by means of two separate chapters devoted to phlebotomine vectors and reservoir hosts, respectively. The medical part of the book begins with a chapter on basic immunology and immunopathology associated with Leishmania infection, followed by a classical chapter on clinical aspects of different disease entities. The complexity of disease case management is presented by means of 3 chapters, respectively on diagnosis, treatment of visceral forms and treatment of tegumentary forms. Finally, the last chapter deals with the available approaches to control leishmaniasis and related public health issues. 
Provides a broad overview to fundamental research in Leishmaniases Explores prevention, treatment and management of Leishmaniases Enriches understanding of the neglected tropical diseases NTDs
Provides a broad overview to fundamental research in Leishmaniases Explores prevention, treatment and management of Leishmaniases Enriches understanding of the neglected tropical diseases NTDs

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