Titel: Toxocara: The Enigmatic Parasite
Autor/en: Celia V. Holland, Huw V. Smith
Februar 2006 - gebunden - 324 Seiten
Toxocara is a parasitic helminth worm which continues to stimulate both public concern and scientific interest. "Toxocara canis" and "T.cati," the most studied species, are gastrointestinal parasites of dogs and cats and their eggs can contaminate the environment, thus exposing humans and other mammals and birds to infection. Many questions remain unanswered about the host-parasite relationship, its epidemiology and public health significance. Veterinarians and clinicians are interested in its importance as a zoonosis. The parasite's capacity to cause ocular disease is of concern to ophthalmologists, while its propensity to stimulate allergic manifestations is of interest to allergologists, dermatologists and respiratory medicine specialists. Furthermore "Toxocara" provides a unique model system to explore questions in parasite biology. This book provides a comprehensive review of Toxocara and the disease it causes known as toxocariasis.
Section I: Biology of Toxocara; Molecular biology and immunology of Toxocara canis, R Maizels, I Schabussova, D M Callister and G Nicoll, University of Edinburgh, UK; Molecular genetic characterization of members of the genus Toxocara - taxonomic, population genetic and epidemiological considerations, R B Gasser, University of Melbourne, Australia, Xing-Quan Zhu, South China Agricultural University, Min Hu, University of Melbourne, Australia, D E Jacobs, University of London, UK and N B Chilton, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; The larval surface, M Kennedy, University of Glasgow, UK; Toxocara and asthma, E Pinelli, J Dormans, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands and I van Die, VU University Medical Center, The Netherlands; The significance of cerebral toxocariasis, C Holland and C Hamilton, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland; Critical assessment of existing and novel model systems models for Toxocariasis, N Akao, Graduate School of Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan; Section 2: Clinical aspects and public health; Diagnostic limitations and future trends in the serodiagnosis of human toxocariasis, H Smith, Stobhill Hospital, UK and R Noordin, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia; Management and treatment options for human disease, J-F Magnaval, Rangueil University Hospital, France and L T Glickman, School of Veterinary Medicine, West Lafayette, USA; Ocular toxocariasis, M Taylor, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland; Toxocariasis and the skin, R Piaurroux, B Gavignet, University Hospital Jean Minjoz, France, S Hierso and P Humbert, University Hospital Saint Jacques, France; Inflammatory and immunological responses to Toxocara canis, S G Kayes, University of South Alabama, USA; Novel approaches to immunoprophylaxis for toxocariasis, G Hrckova, Parasitological Institute SAS, Slovak Republic; Epidemiological surveillance of Toxocara and Toxocariasis, J W Lewis, University of London, UK; Exposure and environmental contamination, H Mizgajska-Wiktor, Eugeniusz Piasecki University School of Physical Education, Poland and S Uga, Kobe University School of Medicine, Japan; Baylisascariasis: an emerging and potentially fatal form of larval migrans, C S Watts, J L Liang, and P M Schantz, National Center for Infectious Diseases, USA; Section 3: Toxocara in the Veterinary context; Future options for the prevention and treatment of canids, C Epe, School of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Germany; Toxocariasis: the Veterinarian's role in prevention of zoonotic transmission, P M Schantz; Toxocara vitulorum in Livestock, W A Starke Buzetti, Universidade Estadual Paulista 'Julio de Mesquita Filho, Brazil; Section 4: Economic impact of the disease; Economic impact of Toxocara spp. P R Torgersen and C M Budke, University of Zurich, Switzerland.