SpringerBriefs in Immunology

Leishmania and Leishmaniasis

Authors: Kumar, Awanish

  • ​Comprehensive study of Leishmania and Leishmaniasis
  • Addresses various aspects, including morphology and life cycles of the Leishmania species
  • Expansive attention to immunological perspective
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​Leishmania-related illnesses remain among the world’s deadliest neglected tropical diseases, affecting approximately 12 million people in 88 countries. The mortality rate is substantial, contributing to nearly two million disability-adjusted life years. As more is understood about this parasite and its effects, work toward prevention, control, and treatment continues apace. Leishmania and Leishmaniasis will address the parasite and its attendant disease, which manifests in three syndromes: Visceral (VL), Cutaneous (CL) and Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis (ML). The morphology and life cycles of the various species will be among the topics addressed in Part One. Part Two will focus on immunology, including host-immune response to Leishmania infection, cross-immunity between the different species and adoptive transfer of immunity. Parts Three and Four will address how Leishmania invade and survive, the clinical features of the disease, and its diagnosis.  Drugs, vaccines and treatment will be thoroughly explored, including experimental models of therapeutics. Leishmania and Leishmaniasis will provide a thorough examination of a parasite, the illnesses it causes and the misery it continues to visit upon large segments of the population.​

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Leishmania and Leishmaniasis
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Immunology
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-8869-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-8869-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8868-2
Series ISSN
2194-2773
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 83
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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