Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0444534997
  • ISBN-13: 9780444534996
  • DDC: 616.85
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 432 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology, a new volume in The Handbook of Clinical Neurology, is a comprehensive reference on parasitic infections of the human nervous system. Parasitic infections are varied. Some are resolved by the host's immune system; others may become established but unnoticed. Some cause disease and death. Today, neuroparasitoses are no longer geographically isolated. Outside of a few well understood pathologies, most parasitic infections have been neglected in the neurological literature. Most neurologists have never diagnosed them. This book details how, with the advent of neuroimaging techniques, improved diagnostic applications of molecular biology, more accurate immunodiagnosis, and minimally invasive neurosurgery, human nervous system parasitoses are diagnosed and treated, with increasing frequency. The book is divided into six sections, beginning with an introduction to the mechanisms of infection, diagnosis, and pathology of parasitic diseases. Subsequent chapters discuss protozoan diseases and also cover each major class 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 parasitic infections.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Neurological Aspects of Neglected Tropical Diseases: An Unrecognized Burden.
2: Pathophysiology and Characteristics of Parasitic Infections.
3: Mechanisms of CNS Invasion and Damage by Parasites.
4: Immunodiagnosis of CNS Parasitic Infections.
5: Imaging of Parasitic Infections of the Central Nervous System.
6: Pathology of CNS Parasitic Infections.
7: Protozoa.
8: Cerebral Malaria.
9: American Trypanosomiasis.
10: Toxoplasmosis.
11: Entamoeba Histolytica Brain Abscess.
12: Infections with Free-Living Amebae.
13: Human African Trypanosomiasis.
14: Microsporidiasis.
15: Neurological Manifestations of Human Leishmaniasis.
16: Neurological Manifestations of Human Babesiosis.
17: Nematoda.
18: Eosinophilic Meningitis.
19: Toxocariasis.
20: Strongyloides Stercoralis Infection Complicating the Central Nervous System.
21: Neurological Manifestations of Filarial Infections.
22: Neurotrichinellosis.
23: Baylisascaris Larva Migrans.
24: Other Helminthic Infections: Ascariasis, Dracontiasis, Lagochilascariasis, Micronemiasis.
25: Trematoda.
26: Schistosomiasis of the Nervous System.
27: Paragonimiasis.
28: Direct and Indirect Affection of the Central Nervous System by Fasciola Infection.
29: Cestoda.
30: Neurocysticercosis.
31: Cystic and Alveolar Echinococcosis.
32: Other Cestodes: Sparganosis, Coenurosis and Taenia Crassiceps Cysticercosis.
33: Other Tropical Neurological Disorders.
34: Neurological Effects of Venomous Bites and Stings: Snakes, Spiders, and Scorpions.
35: Effects of Geohelminth Infections On Neurological Development.
36: Nutritional Disorders In Tropical Neurology.