Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

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  • Author : Hector H. Garcia
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Pages : 432 pages
  • ISBN : 0444534997
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Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology
  • Author : Hector H. Garcia,Herbert B. Tanowitz,Oscar H. Del Brutto
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 03 July 2013
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Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology, a new volume in The Handbook of Clinical Neurology, provides a comprehensive and contemporary reference on parasitic infections of the human nervous system. Parasitic infections are varied and some are resolved by the host’s immune system, other infections may become established even though unnoticed, and some cause severe disease and death. In our modern world, neuroparasitoses are no longer geographically isolated and these infections now appear worldwide. Outside of a very few well understood pathologies,

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology
  • Author : Fabrizio Bruschi,Enrico Brunetti,Edoardo Pozio
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 03 July 2013
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Trichinellosis is a parasitic zoonosis caused by the nematode Trichinella spp. Neurotrichinellosis represents one of the most important complications of severe trichinellosis in humans and is sometimes fatal, especially when Trichinella spiralis is involved. There are numerous mechanisms responsible for the involvement of the nervous system through direct or indirect involvement of the parasite. In the latter, inflammatory cells, especially eosinophils, appear to play a crucial role. Encephalopathy, neuromuscular disturbances, and ocular involvement represent the most frequent presentations of neurotrichinellosis,

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology
  • Author : Sandra K. Halonen,Louis M. Weiss
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 03 July 2013
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Toxoplasma gondii, an Apicomplexan, is a pathogic protozoan that can infect the central nervous system. Infection during pregnancy can result in a congenial infection with severe neurological sequelae. In immunocompromisedindividuals reactivation of latent neurological foci can result in encephalitis. Immunocompetent individuals infected with T. gondii are typically asymptomatic and maintain this infection for life. However, recent studies suggest that these asymptomatic infections may have effects on behavior and other physiological processes. Toxoplasma gondii infects approximately one-third of the world population,

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology
  • Author : Govinda S. Visvesvara
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 03 July 2013
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Acanthamoeba spp., Balamuthia mandrillaris, and Naegleria fowleri are mitochondria-bearing, free-living eukaryotic amebae that have been known to cause infections of the central nervous system (CNS) of humans and other animals. Several species of Acanthamoeba belonging to several different genotypes cause an insidious and chronic disease, granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE), principally in immunocompromised hosts including persons infected with HIV/AIDS. Acanthamoeba spp., belonging to mostly group 2, also cause infection of the human cornea, Acanthamoeba keratitis. Balamuthia mandrillaris causes GAE in both

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology
  • Author : Devender Bhalla,Michel Dumas,Pierre-Marie Preux
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 03 July 2013
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Filarial infections cause a huge public health burden wherever they are endemic. These filaria may locate anywhere in the human body. Their manifestations and pathogenic mechanisms, except the most common ones, are rarely investigated systematically. Their neurological manifestations, however, are being increasingly recognized particularly with onchocerciasis or Loa loa infections, Wuchereria bancrofti, or Mansonella perstans. The risk of developing these manifestations may also increase in cases that harbor multiple filariasis or coinfections, for instance as with Plasmodium. The microfilaria of

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology
  • Author : Gustavo C. Román
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 03 July 2013
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About three-fourths of the total world population live in the tropics but consume only 6% of worldwide food production and contribute 15% of the world's net revenue explaining the short life expectancy, high infantile mortality, and poor daily caloric intake; moreover, lack of clean drinking water and deficient sanitation promote water-borne infections, diarrhea, and risk of malabsorption that contribute to the prevalence of malnutrition in the tropics. One-third of the world's population consumes insufficient iodine increasing the risk for mental retardation and

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology
  • Author : Jean Jannin,Albis Francesco Gabrielli
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 03 July 2013
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Neglected tropical diseases are a group of mostly infectious diseases that thrive among poor populations in tropical countries. A significant proportion of the conditions affecting the neurological system in such countries can be attributed to neglected tropical diseases of helminth, protozoan, bacterial, or viral origin. The neurological burden of neglected tropical diseases has not been thoroughly investigated yet, but is expected to be significant; its full appreciation, estimation, and recognition present significant challenges, as shown by the case of the “

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology
  • Author : Alejandro Llanos-Cuentas,Braulio M. Valencia,Christine A. Petersen
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 03 July 2013
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Leishmaniasis is a spectral disease, caused by obligate intracellular protozoa of the species Leishmania. There are multiple reported instances where neurological manifestations, whether central or peripheral, are described. In this review we describe neurological manifestations seen during infection with Leishmania spp. Taken together, the material discussed here suggests that in patients from Leishmania-endemic areas, when observing neurological symptoms, causation secondary to infection with Leishmania spp. may be considered.

Neuroepidemiology in Tropical Health

Neuroepidemiology in Tropical Health
  • Author : Pierre-Marie Preux,Michel Dumas
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 21 September 2017
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Neuroepidemiology in Tropical Health covers major neurological diseases of relevance in tropical settings and examines the specificities of epidemiology of neurological diseases in the context of tropical countries that face many challenges when compared to the developed world. Part One focuses on methods and their eventual specificities, and how such methods, like sampling, can be adapted for specific scenarios. Parts Two and Three discuss environmental factors and their consequences for neurology in the tropical world, as well as large geographical