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Title Cryptosporidiosis and microsporidiosis / volume editor, Franz Petry
Published Basel ; New York : Karger, ©2000


Description 1 online resource (xii, 268 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Contributions to microbiology, 1420-9519 ; v. 6
Contributions to microbiology ; v. 6. 1420-9519
Contents Note of the Series Editor -- Preface -- The Biology of Cryptosporidium -- Laboratory Diagnosis of Cryptosporidium parvum Infection -- Clinical Aspects of Human Cryptosporidiosis -- Host Immune Responses Against Cryptosporidium -- Gene Discovery in Cryptosporidium parvum: Expressed Sequence Tags and Genome Survey Sequences -- Epidemiology and Strain Variation of Cryptosporidium parvum -- Biology of Microsporidia -- Diagnosis and Clinical Aspects of Human Microsporidiosis -- Immunology of Microsporidiosis -- Molecular Phylogeny and Diagnostic Approaches toMicrosporidia
Epidemiology and Zoonotic Aspects of Microsporidia of Mammals and Birds -- Author Index -- Subject Index
Summary Cryptosporidia and microsporidia are protozoan parasites that have emerged as human pathogens over the last two decades. With the coming of AIDS they have been recognised as important opportunistic pathogens of patients with an impaired host defence system. For both groups of pathogens, chemotherapeutic intervention is extremely limited. To date, cryptosporidiosis and microsporidiosis are severe and life-threatening opportunistic infections in AIDS patients and cryptosporidiosis is a major cause of diarrhea in infants and children in developing countries. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the biology of the pathogens as well as the diagnosis and clinical aspects of the diseases they cause. The host immune responses against Cryptosporidium and the immunology of human microsporidiosis are reviewed in detail. Further topics discussed include the epidemiology and strain variation of Cryptosporidium parvum, the epidemiology and zoonotic aspects of microsporidia, and gene discovery in Cryptosporidium. Offering a well-written and very comprehensive description of what is currently known about these emerging pathogens, this book is a valuable reference for clinical microbiologists and specialists in infectious diseases, epidemiologists in the public health sector, and physicians in general and internal medicine
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Microsporidiosis.
Infection microsporie.
Infections à microsporidies.
Form Electronic book
Author Petry, Franz
ISBN 9783318005615