Infectious Diseases Volume 2: Parasitic (eBook)

Author: Cooke, Robin A.

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  • The aim of this book is to provide high quality images of the most frequently encountered parasitic infections that occur in humans.
  • The topics are illustrated by short case histories, some with clinical photographs.
  • In many cases the laboratory investigations are included as well.
  • The reader is provided with a quick method of viewing topics they want to study.
  • Some original cases, such as amoebic meningitis have been reported in full, and with colour images.
  • Historical aspects of many of the infections are included.
  • Volume one - Non parasitic infections is being finalized.
Robin A. Cooke

Chapter 01 – Protozoa

  • African Trypanosomiasis – Sleeping sickness
  • American Trypanosomiasis – Chagas disease
  • Leishmaniasis – visceral
  • Leishmaniasis – cutaneous
  • Malaria – History
  • Malaria – Case histories
  • Malaria – Identification of species
  • Malaria – Pathology
  • Malaria – What does the future hold?
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Sarcocystis
  • Balantidiasis
  • Giardiasis
  • Trichomoniasis

Chapter 02 – Pathogenic amoebae

  • The human parasite – Entamoeba histolytica
  • Free living amoebae Naegleria fowleri (This is a presentation of the first cases)
  • Acanthamoeba species – brain abscess
  • Acanthamoeba species – corneal ulceration
  • Balamuthia mandrillaris
  • Size comparison between the four pathogenic amoebae –
    • Acanthamoeba species
    • N. fowleri
    • E. histolytica
    • Balamuthia

Chapter 03 – Nematodes – Filarial worms

  • Filariasis – history
  • Filariasis – species identification
  • Filariasis – pathology (01)
  • Filariasis – clinical features
  • Filariasis – pathology (02)
  • Rejuvenating an old pathology museum and creating a new one
  • Something new in elephantiasis of the vulva
  • Onchocerciasis
  • Dirofilariasis

Chapter 04 – Nematodes – Other

  • Pin worm – Enterobius vermicularis
  • Whip worm – Trichuris trichiura
  • Hookworm – Ancylostoma duodenale
  • Ascariasis – Ascaris lumbricoides
  • Trichinosis – Trichinella spiralis
  • Eosinophilic meningitis – Angiostrongylus cantonensis
  • Strongyloidiasis – Strongyloides stercoralis

Chapter 05 – Trematodes – Schistosomes

  • Illustrative case histories
  • Acute dysentery
  • Acute hepatitis
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Lung & megacolon
  • Bladder – a problem diagnosis
  • A variety of cases from different countries & involving different organs
    • Testis
    • Anus
    • Rectum
    • Colon - chronic & double pathology
  • Do schistosomes cause cancer?
    • Bladder low grade dysplasia
    • Bladder high grade dysplasia
    • Prostate cancer
  • History of the schistosomes

Chapter 06 – Trematodes – Liver flukes

  • Clonorchis sinensis
  • Opisthorchis viverrini
  • Fasciola hepatica

Chapter 07 – Cestodes – Tape worms

  • Hydatid disease – Echinococcus granulosus
  • Sparganosis
  • Cysticercosis – Taenia solium
  • Format: Digital
  • Pages: 266
  • Series: Infectious Diseases
  • Series Number: 2
  • Publication Date: 02/03/2021
  • Publisher: Knowledge Books and Software
  • Subject: Medicine
  • Audience: Tertiary

Customer Reviews

Based on 32 reviews
A masterpiece

A superb Atlas cum textbook of tropical pathology. Vintage Robin. Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to contribute to this masterpiece by providing some cases.

Beautifully-illustrated resource for students and experts alike

Dr. Robin Cooke’s beautifully illustrated Volume 2 Parasitic Infectious Diseases presents the full spectrum of medically-important parasites in a clear, concise outline-based format, interspaced with striking gross and histopathologic images, educational and illustrative case studies, and intriguing historical references. This text would be highly useful to many audiences, including medical students, medical practitioners, medical laboratory scientists, nurses, and other allied health professionals. The text format presents the most important characteristics of each parasitic infection under clear headings such as “Epidemiology”, “Clinical Features”, and “Treatment” and is thus easily accessible to the student and expert reader. Meanwhile, the plentiful gross and microscopy pathology images makes this a valuable resource for pathology residents and practicing pathologists, and the historical vignettes makes this an enjoyable read for all individuals, even those without an extensive background in the subject.

A treasure to the infectious diseases morphological, clinical and historical repertoire

Robin Cooke's outstanding infectious diseases atlas. His approach is as meticulous as always. He never settles and compromise on quality. This along with compact relevant points in a nutshell makes this publication a huge contribution towards infectious diseases currently available resources. I am also very pleased to make a minute contribution for this atlas by providing some cases.

A really beautifully illustrated and thorough resource

A really beautifully illustrated and thorough resource including the practical information needed for diagnosis as well as the historical context and effect on human life that these diseases have.

The best textbook of Pathology of infectious diseases

Excellent book indeed. This is the best textbook of Pathology of infectious diseases.