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The Filaria Thomas R. Klei

The Filaria

Thomas R. Klei

Published May 31st 2002
ISBN : 9781402070389
Hardcover
182 pages
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Filarial nematodes constitute an important group of human pathogens in tropical regions of the world. Diseases associated with these worms are generally separated into two categories: filariasis, caused by infections of lymphatic dwelling parasitesMoreFilarial nematodes constitute an important group of human pathogens in tropical regions of the world. Diseases associated with these worms are generally separated into two categories: filariasis, caused by infections of lymphatic dwelling parasites and onchocerciasis, or river blindness, caused by infections of Onchocerca volvulus. Other filariae specifically infect humans and it is likely that zoonotic filarial infections may alter the outcome of infections with human parasites. The chapters in this book cover concepts that, in most instances, overlap all of these parasites as well as focus on emerging ideas.