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Tropical Diseases: An Overview of Major Diseases Occurring in the Americas

  • ID: 4451228
  • Book
  • December 2017
  • Region: North America, Latin America
  • Bentham Science Publishers Ltd
Overview of Neglected Tropical Diseases Found in the Americas

Tropical Diseases: An Overview of Major Diseases Occurring in the Americas offers an overview of neglected tropical diseases found in the Americas. Information in the book addresses the understanding of challenges faced in controlling these diseases and brings new insight on many important aspects of these diseases. Chapters of this volume explore many related topics, including epidemiological data, immune response and pathogenesis, and the current methods for diagnosis and treatment, thus providing a useful resource for readers (undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students as well as biologists and medical researchers).
 
Key features of this book include:

  • clear and objective topic-by-topic information on tropical diseases in the American region with additional information about diseases in other regions
  • useful knowledge for research projects and clinical practice written by experienced health professionals
  • coverage of several diseases such as cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis (Kala-azar), Chagas disease, sleeping sickness, schistosomiasis, dengue fever, bacterial infections, fungal systemic infection and tuberculosis.
  • information on key strategies for disease control including improved diagnostics, in silico drug development and vaccine control
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  1. Foreword
  2. Preface
  3. Acknowledgements
  4. Epidemiological, Clinical and Laboratorial Diagnosis of Trypanosomiasis
  5. In Silico Approaches Against Trypanosomatids
  6. Vaccines Against Trypanosomatids
  7. Leishmaniasis and Chagas Disease Treatment
  8. Schistosomiasis Mansoni Diagnosis: Current Status and Perspectives
  9. Systemic Fungal Infection
  10. Diagnosis of Bacterial Infections
  11. Immunity of Geohelminthiasis and the Effect on Modulation of Autoimmunity and Allergy
  12. Clinical, Epidemiological, Immunological and Molecular Characteristics of Malaria
  13. New Approaches for Molecular Diagnosis of Malaria and Immunization
  14. Dengue Fever: New Tools for Treatment and Prevention
  15. Hepatitis A Virus
  16. Hepatitis A Vaccines
  17. Hepatitis B
  18. Hepatitis C
  19. TUBERCULOSIS: Epidemiological, Molecular, Immunological and Clinical Characteristics
  20. Molecular and Immunological Tools Applied to Tuberculosis Diagnosis
  21. TUBERCULOSIS TREATMENT: The Past, Present and Future
  22. Vaccines Against Tuberculosis
  23. Biological Database and Bioinformatics Tools in Tropical Disease Research
  24. Subject Index
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  • Milena de Paiva Cavalcanti
  • Valéria Rêgo Alves Pereira
  • Alain Joseph Jacques Dessein
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