Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology, a new volume in The Handbook of Clinical Neurology, provides a comprehensive and contemporary reference on parasitic infections of the human nervous system. Parasitic infections are varied and some are resolved by the host's immune system, other infections may become established even though unnoticed, and some cause severe disease and death. In our modern world, neuroparasitoses are no longer geographically isolated and these infections now appear worldwide. Outside of a very few well understood pathologies, most parasitic infections have been neglected in the neurological literature and most neurologists have never diagnosed such an infection. This volume details how, with the advent of modern neuroimaging techniques, improved diagnostic applications of molecular biology, more accurate immunodiagnosis, and minimally invasive neurosurgery, human nervous system parasitoses are now diagnosed and treated, with increasing frequency. The book is divided into six sections, and begins with an introduction to the mechanisms of infection, diagnosis, and pathology of parasitic diseases. Subsequent chapters detail protozoan diseases and a section covering each of the major classes of human-infecting helminths: nematodes (roundworms), trematodes (flukes), and cestodes (tapeworms). The final section contains chapters on other important areas of tropical clinical medicine including the neurological complications of venomous bites and tropical nutritional deficiencies. Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology will be of interest to neurologists, neurosurgeons and other health professionals encountering patients with parasitic infections. *A comprehensive reference resource on the diagnosis and treatment of parasitic infections of the human nervous system *Focuses on the impact of modern neuroimaging techniques, improved diagnostic applications of molecular biology, more accurate immunodiagnosis, and minimally invasive neurosurgery to diagnose parasitoses *International list of contributors including the leading workers in the field.

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  • Author : Hector H. Garcia
  • Publisher : Elsevier Science Limited
  • Pages : 414 pages
  • ISBN : 9780444534903
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Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology
  • Author : Hector H. Garcia,Herbert B. Tanowitz,Oscar H. del Brutto
  • Publisher : Elsevier Science Limited
  • Release : 24 June 2021
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Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology, a new volume in The Handbook of Clinical Neurology, provides a comprehensive and contemporary reference on parasitic infections of the human nervous system. Parasitic infections are varied and some are resolved by the host's immune system, other infections may become established even though unnoticed, and some cause severe disease and death. In our modern world, neuroparasitoses are no longer geographically isolated and these infections now appear worldwide. Outside of a very few well understood pathologies, most

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology
  • Author : Krister Kristensson,Willias Masocha,Marina Bentivoglio
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 03 July 2013
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Invasion of the central nervous system (CNS) is a most devastating complication of a parasitic infection. Several physical and immunological barriers provide obstacles to such an invasion. In this broad overview focus is given to the physical barriers to neuroinvasion of parasites provided at the portal of entry of the parasites, i.e., the skin and epithelial cells of the gastrointestinal tract, and between the blood and the brain parenchyma, i.e., the blood−brain barrier (BBB). A description is

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology
  • Author : Jong-Yil Chai
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 03 July 2013
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Human paragonimiasis is caused by nine species of Paragonimus, namely, P. westermani, P. africanus, P. heterotremus, P. kellicotti, P. mexicanus, P. siamensis, P. skrjabini, P. skrjabini miyazakii, and P. uterobilateralis. Cerebral or spinal involvements are most common in P. westermani, and can also occur in P. skrjabini, P. skrjabini miyazakii, and P. mexicanus. In P. westermani, cerebral paragonimiasis comprises about 45% of all extrapulmonary paragonimiasis cases, and accounts for about 1% of all paragonimiasis patients. In cerebral paragonimiasis, seizure, headache, visual disturbance,

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology
  • Author : Govinda S. Visvesvara
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 03 July 2013
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Acanthamoeba spp., Balamuthia mandrillaris, and Naegleria fowleri are mitochondria-bearing, free-living eukaryotic amebae that have been known to cause infections of the central nervous system (CNS) of humans and other animals. Several species of Acanthamoeba belonging to several different genotypes cause an insidious and chronic disease, granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE), principally in immunocompromised hosts including persons infected with HIV/AIDS. Acanthamoeba spp., belonging to mostly group 2, also cause infection of the human cornea, Acanthamoeba keratitis. Balamuthia mandrillaris causes GAE in both

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology
  • Author : Devender Bhalla,Michel Dumas,Pierre-Marie Preux
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 03 July 2013
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Filarial infections cause a huge public health burden wherever they are endemic. These filaria may locate anywhere in the human body. Their manifestations and pathogenic mechanisms, except the most common ones, are rarely investigated systematically. Their neurological manifestations, however, are being increasingly recognized particularly with onchocerciasis or Loa loa infections, Wuchereria bancrofti, or Mansonella perstans. The risk of developing these manifestations may also increase in cases that harbor multiple filariasis or coinfections, for instance as with Plasmodium. The microfilaria of

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology
  • Author : Fabrizio Bruschi,Enrico Brunetti,Edoardo Pozio
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 03 July 2013
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Trichinellosis is a parasitic zoonosis caused by the nematode Trichinella spp. Neurotrichinellosis represents one of the most important complications of severe trichinellosis in humans and is sometimes fatal, especially when Trichinella spiralis is involved. There are numerous mechanisms responsible for the involvement of the nervous system through direct or indirect involvement of the parasite. In the latter, inflammatory cells, especially eosinophils, appear to play a crucial role. Encephalopathy, neuromuscular disturbances, and ocular involvement represent the most frequent presentations of neurotrichinellosis,

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology
  • Author : Hector H. Garcia,Herbert B. Tanowitz,Oscar H. Del Brutto
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 03 July 2013
GET THIS BOOKNeuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology, a new volume in The Handbook of Clinical Neurology, provides a comprehensive and contemporary reference on parasitic infections of the human nervous system. Parasitic infections are varied and some are resolved by the host’s immune system, other infections may become established even though unnoticed, and some cause severe disease and death. In our modern world, neuroparasitoses are no longer geographically isolated and these infections now appear worldwide. Outside of a very few well understood pathologies,

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology
  • Author : Jane Kvalsvig,Marco Albonico
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 03 July 2013
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Published reviews vary on the question of whether geohelminth infections affect cognitive development: some claim that the scarcity of evidence means that it is unlikely that they do; others present modest evidence for an effect; and others raise the possibility that the damage is considerable but largely unresearched. This chapter reviews the characteristics of the geohelminths themselves and the pathways by which they could affect the development of children in endemic areas. It describes the progress made in the last

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology
  • Author : Sandra K. Halonen,Louis M. Weiss
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 03 July 2013
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Toxoplasma gondii, an Apicomplexan, is a pathogic protozoan that can infect the central nervous system. Infection during pregnancy can result in a congenial infection with severe neurological sequelae. In immunocompromisedindividuals reactivation of latent neurological foci can result in encephalitis. Immunocompetent individuals infected with T. gondii are typically asymptomatic and maintain this infection for life. However, recent studies suggest that these asymptomatic infections may have effects on behavior and other physiological processes. Toxoplasma gondii infects approximately one-third of the world population,

Psychopharmacology of Neurologic Disease

Psychopharmacology of Neurologic Disease
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 12 November 2019
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Psychopharmacology of Neurologic Disease, Volume 165 in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, provides clinicians with an up-to-date, critical review of the best approaches to treatment of neurologic disease as discussed by experienced clinical investigators. The book is organized into sections on dementia, delirium, movement disorders, hereditary degenerative disease, epilepsy and psychogenic seizures, brain vascular disease, pseudobulbar affect, traumatic brain injury, neuro-oncology, multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia, pain, headache, sleep disorders, autoimmune encephalitis/anti- NMDA encephalitis,

Brain Stimulation

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  • Author : Andres M. Lozano,Mark Hallett
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 11 November 2013
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The field of brain stimulation is expanding rapidly, with techniques such as DBS, TMS, and tDCS moving from the research community into clinical diagnosis and treatment. Clinical applications include treating disorders such as Parkinson's disease, dystonia, and even depression. The chapters of Brain Stimulation are written by leading international researchers and clinical specialists include coverage of techniques, modes of action and applications in physiology and therapeutics. The combination of research and clinical coverage will be of interest to neurologists, neurosurgeons,

Canine Parasites and Parasitic Diseases

Canine Parasites and Parasitic Diseases
  • Author : Seppo Saari,Anu Näreaho,Sven Nikander
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 07 November 2018
GET THIS BOOKCanine Parasites and Parasitic Diseases

Canine Parasites and Parasitic Diseases offers a concise summary, including the distribution, epidemiology, lifecycle, morphology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prophylaxis and therapeutic measures on the most important parasites affecting dogs. The book includes their classification, structure, lifecycles, occurrence, and the diagnosis and treatment of infestations. Chapters are presented in a consistent and logical format with extensive use of tables, photographs and line drawings that help veterinarians and students quickly find answers to questions. The book informs on 100 different species of parasite

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  • Author : Michael Katz,Dickson D. Despommier,Robert Gwadz
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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Parasitic Disease, second edition remains unique in its emphasis on depictions of complete life cycles and its skillful knitting of basic and clinical information. Superbly illustrated with black and white and color photomicrographs and halftone drawings, it is an ideal text for medical, graduate, and advanced undergraduate students of parasitology and an excellent reference for physicians and researchers.

Clinical Cases in Tropical Medicine E-Book

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  • Author : Camilla Rothe
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 19 March 2014
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Test your knowledge in tropical medicine with Clinical Cases in Tropical Medicine! Boasting an easily accessible, highly templated format and full-color photographs throughout, this medical reference book is designed to help anyone in the field better identify the tropical diseases they'll encounter. As a companion product to Manson's Tropical Diseases, Clinical Cases in Tropical Medicine offers over 75 cases covering today's most prevalent diseases. It's an ideal study tool for infectious diseases fellows, doctors preparing for exams, primary care doctors with

Paniker's Textbook of Medical Parasitology

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  • Author : C. K. Jayaram Paniker,Sougata Ghosh
  • Publisher : JP Medical Ltd
  • Release : 14 September 2017
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The new edition of this textbook is a complete guide to parasitology for undergraduate medical students. Divided into 23 chapters, each topic has been thoroughly updated and expanded to cover the most recent advances and latest knowledge in the field. The book begins with an overview of parasitology, then discusses numerous different types of parasite, concluding with a chapter on diagnosis methods. Many chapters have been rewritten and the eighth edition of the book features many new tables, flow charts and