Chagas Disease

A Neglected Tropical Disease

Editors: Pinazo, Maria-Jesus, Gascón, Joaquim (Eds.)

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  • Provides a fundament of theoretic information on American trypanosomiasis
  • Discusses Chagas disease management from the basis to a multidisciplinary approach
  • Includes the perspective of social and health system responses
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This book provides a comprehensive resource on various aspects of the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi and the neglected tropical disease Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis), the disorder resulting from infection with the parasite. Topics include the biological description and taxonomy of the parasite, epidemiology and transmission routes, laboratory techniques in use when working with the parasite, as well as diagnostic measures and treatment of Chagas disease. Furthermore, a chapter with life stories of people in contact with the disease in endemic as well as non-endemic countries is included.

The book is therefore a valuable source for individuals engaged in basic research as well as patient care and health management related to American trypanosomiasis.

About the authors

María-Jesús Pinazo Delgado and Joaquim Gascon are both researchers at the IS Global (Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona), the Institute of Global Health in Barcelona.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Chagas Disease: An Unknown and Neglected Disease

    Pages 1-26

    Oliveira, Ricardo Brandt (et al.)

  • Chagas Disease Epidemiology: From Latin America to the World

    Pages 27-36

    Noya, Belkisyolé (et al.)

  • Challenges in Chagas Disease Control Through Transmission Routes

    Pages 37-55

    Rojas, Mirko (et al.)

  • A Social Approach to Chagas Disease: A First Step to Improve Access to Comprehensive Care

    Pages 57-74

    Sanmartino, Mariana (et al.)

  • Diagnosis of Trypanosoma cruzi Infection: Challenges on Laboratory Tests Development and Applications

    Pages 75-94

    Gállego, Montserrat (et al.)

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eBook £95.50
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase and usable on all devices
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Hardcover £119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chagas Disease
Book Subtitle
A Neglected Tropical Disease
Editors
  • Maria-Jesus Pinazo
  • Joaquim Gascón
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Distribution Rights
parasite-host interaction
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-44054-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-44054-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-44053-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 247
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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