Table of Contents

Introduction / Alan She.
Notes on the Immune System / Tracey J. Lam.
Introduction to Protozoan Infections / David B. Guiliano and Tracey J. Lam.
Apicomplexa: Malaria / Tracey J. Lamb and Francis M. Ndung'.
Apicomplexa: Toxoplasma gondii / Emma Wilso.
Apicomplexa: Cryptosporidium / Jan R. Mead and Michael J. Arrowoo.
Diplomonadida: Giardia / Steven Singe.
Kinetoplastids: Leishmania / Ingrid Müller and Pascale Krop.
Kinetoplastids: Trypanosomes / Jeremy Sternber.
Kinetoplastids: Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas disease) / Rick Tarleto.
Introduction to Helminth Infections / David B. Guilian.
Nematoda: Filarial Nematodes / Sabine Specht and Achim Hoerau.
Nematoda: Ascaris lumbricoides / Christina Dol.
Nematoda: Hookworms / Soraya Gaze, Henry McSorley and Alex Louka.
Nematoda: Trichuris / Colby Zap.
Nematoda: Trichinella / Judith A. Appleton, Lisa K. Blum and Nebiat G. Gebreselassi.
Trematoda: Schistosomes / Mark Wilso.
Cestoda: Tapeworm Infection / César A. Terrazas, Miriam Rodríguez-Sosa and Luis I. Terraza.
Co-Infection: Immunological Considerations / Joanne Lell.
HIV and Malaria Co-infection / Aubrey Cunnington and Eleanor M. Rile.
HIV and Leishmania Co-infection / Javier Moren.
Gastrointestinal Nematodes and Malaria / Mathieu Nache.
Malaria and Schistosomes / Shona Wilson and Jamal Khalif.
Hygiene and Other Early Childhood Influences on the Subsequent Function of the Immune System / Graham A. W. Roo.
Nematodes as Therapeutic Organisms / William Harnett and Margaret M. Harnet.
Vaccination Against Malaria / Alberto Moren.
Current Approaches to the Development of a Vaccine Against Leishmaniasis / Yasuyuki Goto and Steven G. Ree.
Vaccination Against Hookworms / Brent Schneider, Maria Victoria Periago and Jeffrey M. Bethon.
Current Approaches to the Development of a Vaccine Against Filarial Nematodes / Sara Lustigma. "Parasitic infections remain a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the world today. Often endemic in developing countries many parasitic diseases are neglected in terms of research funding and much remains to be understood about parasites and the interactions they have with the immune system. This book examines current knowledge about immune responses to parasitic infections affecting humans, including interactions that occur during co-infections, and how immune responses may be manipulated to develop therapeutic interventions against parasitic infection. For easy reference, the most commonly studied parasites are examined in individual chapters written by investigators at the forefront of their field. An overview of the immune system, as well as introductions to protozoan and helminth parasites, is included to guide background reading. A historical perspective of the field of immunoparasitology acknowledges the contributions of investigators who have been instrumental in developing this field of research"--Provided by publisher.