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The Leishmaniases: Old Neglected Tropical Diseases

Editors: Bruschi, Fabrizio, Gradoni, Luigi (Eds.)

  • Provides a broad overview to fundamental research in Leishmaniases
  • Explores prevention, treatment and management of Leishmaniases
  • Enriches understanding of the neglected tropical diseases NTDs
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About this book

Out of the 20 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) prioritized by the World Health Organization, the leishmaniases rank in the top 3 among those caused by protozoa. The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with a comprehensive and updated overview of all the aspects of leishmaniasis with a worldwide perspective – authors of many chapters include eminent scientists from both the Old and New Worlds. The chapters cover a wide range of topics, classically organized into biology and epidemiology, followed by clinical and control aspects. Following an introductory chapter intended to take the reader into the leishmaniasis complexity, a chapter on Leishmania taxonomy reports on the most recent advances in molecular and phylogenetic data. Parasite biology is then described in detail by means of two separate chapters devoted to phlebotomine vectors and reservoir hosts, respectively. The medical part of the book begins with a chapter on basic immunology and immunopathology associated with Leishmania infection, followed by a classical chapter on clinical aspects of different disease entities. The complexity of disease case management is presented by means of 3 chapters, respectively on diagnosis, treatment of visceral forms and treatment of tegumentary forms. Finally, the last chapter deals with the available approaches to control leishmaniasis and related public health issues. 

About the authors

Professor Dr. Fabrizio Bruschi, University of Pisa, Italy

Dr. Luigi Gradoni, Research Director, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma, Italy

Reviews

“It is a book for researchers on the subject, but also for anyone interested in contemporary health issues. ... This compilation of information gathered by Fabrizio Bruschi and Luigi Gradoni brings many useful insights that broaden understanding of the high global morbidity and mortality from leishmaniasis, which is unacceptable given its relationship with the man-made changes in the environment.” (Gláucia Cota, The Lancet, Vol. 18, June, 2018)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • A Brief Introduction to Leishmaniasis Epidemiology

    Gradoni, Luigi

    Pages 1-13

  • Leishmania Taxonomy

    Maurício, Isabel L.

    Pages 15-30

  • Parasite Biology: The Vectors

    Dvorak, Vit (et al.)

    Pages 31-77

  • Parasite Biology: The Reservoir Hosts

    Maia, Carla (et al.)

    Pages 79-106

  • Immunological and Immunopathological Aspects

    Lauthier, Juan José (et al.)

    Pages 107-125

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72386-0
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72385-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Leishmaniases: Old Neglected Tropical Diseases
Editors
  • Fabrizio Bruschi
  • Luigi Gradoni
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72386-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72386-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72385-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 245
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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