Cryptosporidiosis and Microsporidiosis

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Franz Petry
Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers, 2000 M01 1 - 268 pages
'... This volume provides most complete and balanced coverage of essential aspects of the pathogens as well as the diagnosis and clinical correlations of the disease they cause. It is set to become a valuable refrence for parasitologists, protozoologists, molecular biologists, clinical mecrobiologists, epidemiologists and specialists in infectious diseases.'

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Contents

The Biology of Cryptosporidium
1
Laboratory Diagnosis of Cryptosporidium parvum Infection
33
Clinical Aspects of Human Cryptosporidiosis
50
Host Immune Responses Against Cryptosporidium
75
Expressed Sequence Tags and Genome Survey Sequences
92
Epidemiology and Strain Variation of Cryptosporidium parvum
116
Biology of Microsporidia
140
Diagnosis and Clinical Aspects of Human Microsporidiosis
166
Immunology of Microsporidiosis
193
Molecular Phylogeny and Diagnostic Approaches to Microsporidia
209
Epidemiology and Zoonotic Aspects of Microsporidia of Mammals and Birds
236
Author Index
261
Subject Index
262
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