Toxocara : the enigmatic parasite /

This book contains 19 chapters focusing on Toxocara and the disease it causes known as toxocariasis. The chapters are divided into the following parts: molecular biology (3 chapters); Toxocara as a model system (2); animal models for toxocariasis (1); human disease (4); immunology of toxocariasis (2...

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Other Authors: Holland, Celia (Editor), Smith, H. V. (Huw V.) (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK : CABI, 2006.
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book
Table of Contents:
  • Molecular Biology and Immunology of Toxocara canis / Rick M. Maizels, Irma Schabussova, Deborah M. Callister and Gavin Nicoll
  • Molecular Genetic Characterization of Members of the Genus Toxocara : Taxonomic, Population Genetic and Epidemiological Considerations / Robin B. Gasser, Xing-Quan Zhu, Min Hu, Dennis E. Jacobs and Neil B. Chilton
  • The Larval Surface / Malcolm W. Kennedy
  • Toxocara and Asthma / Elena Pinelli, Jan Dormans and Irma van Die
  • The Significance of Cerebral Toxocariasis / Celia V. Holland and Clare Hamilton
  • Critical Assessment of Existing and Novel Model Systems of Toxocariasis / Nobuaki Akao
  • Diagnostic Limitations and Future Trends in the Serodiagnosis of Human Toxocariasis / Huw Smith and Rahmah Noordin
  • Management and Treatment Options for Human Toxocariasis / Jean-François Magnaval and Lawrence T. Glickman
  • Ocular Toxocariasis / Mervyn R.H. Taylor
  • Toxocariasis and the Skin / Renaud Piarroux, Béatrice Gavignet, Stéphanie Hierso and Philippe Humbert
  • Inflammatory and Immunological Responses to Toxocara canis / Stephen G. Kayes
  • Novel Approaches to Immunoprophylaxis for Toxocariasis / Gabriela Hrc̆ková
  • Epidemiological Surveillance of Toxocara and Toxocariasis / John W. Lewis
  • Exposure and Environmental Contamination / Hanna Mizgajska-Wiktor and Shoji Uga
  • Baylisascariasis : an Emerging and Potentially Fatal Form of Larval Migrans / Corey S. Watts, Jennifer L. Liang and Peter M. Schantz
  • Current and Future Options for the Prevention and Treatment of Canids / Christian Epe
  • Toxocariasis : the Veterinarian's Role in Prevention of Zoonotic Transmission / Peter M. Schantz
  • Toxocara vitulorum in Livestock / Wilma A. Starke-Buzetti
  • Economic Impact of Toxocara spp. / Paul R. Torgerson and Christine M. Budke.