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American trypanosomiasis

Chagas disease : one hundred years of research

by Michel Tibayrenc

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Published by Elsevier in Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Epidemiology,
  • Chagas" disease

  • About the Edition

    Chagas Disease causes severe socioeconomic impact and a high medical cost in Latin America. WHO and the World Bank consider Chagas Disease as the fourth most transmittable disease to have a major impact on public health in Latin America: 120 million persons are potentially exposed, 16-18 million of whom are presently infected, causing 45,000-50,000 deaths per year. It has been calculated that approximately 2.4 million potential working years are lost because of incapacity and mortality due to the disease, for an annual cost estimated at 20 billion euros. This book provides a comprehensive overview of Chagas Disease and discusses the latest discoveries concerning the three elements that compose the transmission chain of the disease: The host: human and mammalian reservoirs ; The insect vectors: domestic and sylvatic vectors ; The causative parasite: Trypanosoma cruzi.

    Edition Notes

    Electronic reproduction. Amsterdam : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2010. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Sep. 27, 2010). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.

    Statementedited by Michel Tibayrenc, Jenny Telleria
    ContributionsScienceDirect (Online service)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRA644.C26 A44 2010
    The Physical Object
    Format[electronic resource] :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27016362M
    ISBN 100123848768
    ISBN 109780123848765
    OCLC/WorldCa668196256

    American Trypanosomiasis, Chagas Disease: One Hundred Years of Research, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of Chagas disease and discusses the latest discoveries concerning the three elements that compose the transmission chain of the disease, the host, the insect vectors, and the causative parasite. In addition, new insights on the molecular biology and diagnostics of Chagas Brand: Elsevier Science. Sleeping sickness, also called African trypanosomiasis, disease caused by infection with the flagellate protozoan Trypanosoma brucei gambiense or the closely related subspecies T. brucei rhodesiense, transmitted by the tsetse fly (genus Glossina). Sleeping sickness is characterized by two stages of illness.

      American trypanosomiasis, also known as Chagas disease, affects millions of people throughout the Americas. [] Carlos Chagas first described this disease in when he discovered the parasite in the blood of a Brazilian child with fever, lymphadenopathy, and anemia. [] Trypanosoma cruzi, a protozoan hemoflagellate, is the parasite that causes this disease. Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), also called sleeping sickness, is a parasitic infection that almost invariably progresses to death, unless treatment is provided. HAT caused devastating epidemics during the 20th century. Thanks to sustained and coordinated efforts during the past 15 years the number of reported cases has fallen to a.

    This reference book includes comprehensive coverage of the biology and control of African, Asian and South American trypanosomiasis in man and animals. It describes recent research developments in the biology and molecular biology of trypanosomes and their vectors, and methods in diagnosis and control, such as tsetse trapping. Chagas disease; South American trypanosomiasis; New World trypanosomiasis Infection due to the flagellate protozoa Trypanosoma cruzi, which is transmitted by the feces of blood-sucking insect vectors.


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American trypanosomiasis by Michel Tibayrenc Download PDF EPUB FB2

American Trypanosomiasis, Chagas Disease: One Hundred Years of Research, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of Chagas disease and discusses the latest discoveries concerning the three elements that compose the transmission chain of the disease, the host, the insect vectors, and the causative parasite.

In addition, new insights on the molecular biology and diagnostics of Chagas. American Trypanosomiasis, Chagas Disease: One Hundred Years of Research, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of Chagas disease and discusses the latest discoveries concerning the three elements that compose the transmission chain of the disease, the host, the insect vectors, and the causative parasite.

American trypanosomiasis, or Chagas disease, is caused by the protozoan parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi. Sixteen to eighteen million people are currently infected with this organism, deaths are attributed to the disease each year. Infection with T. cruzi is life-long, and % of persons who harbor the parasite chronically develop cardiac and gastrointestinal problems associated with 5/5(1).

Causal Agent. Trypanosoma cruzi, is a parasitic protozoan that is the causative agent of Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis). Currently, six distinct lineages of T. cruzi are classified into discrete typing units (TcI-VI), which vary in their geographic occurrence, host specificity, and pathogenicity.

Life Cycle. Purchase American Trypanosomiasis - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBNAmerican trypanosomiasis, also known as Chagas disease, is caused by a parasite. This parasite lives in the feces (poop) of triatomine (kissing) bugs. The bug often poops when it bites.

Most people get Chagas disease by unknowingly rubbing triatomine bug poop into the bug bite, for. Chagas disease is named after the Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas, who discovered the disease in It is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, which is transmitted to animals and people by insect vectors and is found only in the Americas (mainly, in rural areas of Latin America where poverty is widespread).Chagas disease (T.

cruzi infection) is also referred to as American. American Trypanosomiasis. American trypanosomiasis, also called Chagas disease, is a parasitic disease caused by the flagellate protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi. Chagas disease has been for decades a neglected tropical disease in Latin-America, and nowadays it.

American Academy of Pediatrics. American Trypanosomiasis. In: Kimberlin DW, Brady MT, Jackson MA, Long SS, eds. Red Book: Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases.

American Academy of Pediatrics; ;   Trypanosomiasis is a disease usually referring to African human trypanosomiasis.

The synonym African sleeping sickness is often ascribed. This infectious disease is caused by The parasites Trypanosoma brucei gambiense or Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense cause this infectious disease, and the tsetse fly transmits the disease.[1] This disease is distinct from Chagas disease or American.

American trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease) is an important cause of human heart disease, megaesophagus and megacolon in Latin America, where the causative organism, Trypanosoma cruzi, is endemic. While this organism occasionally causes an acute illness, most people do not realize they are infected until several years or.

American trypanosomiasis, or Chagas disease, is caused by the protozoan parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi. Part of of the "World Class Parasites" series, this work is useful for students of tropical medicine, parasitology and public health.

What is trypanosomiasis. The protozoa Trypanosoma is responsible for two distinct diseases in humans.T. cruzi causes American trypanosomiasis, also known as Chagas disease, and is found predominantly in the tropical Americas (described on this page). brucei causes Human African trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, in Africa, and is described elsewhere.

American trypanosomiasis, or Chagas disease, is caused by the protozoan parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi. Sixteen to eighteen million people are currently infected with this organism, deaths are attributed to the disease each year.

Infection with T. cruzi is life-long, and % of persons. Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis, is a tropical parasitic disease caused by Trypanosoma cruzi.

It is spread mostly by insects known as Triatominae, or "kissing bugs". The symptoms change over the course of the infection. In the early stage, symptoms are typically either not present or mild, and may include fever, swollen lymph nodes, headaches, or swelling at the site of.

American Trypanosomiasis provides a comprehensive overview of Chagas disease and discusses the latest discoveries concerning the three elements that compose the transmission chain of the disease: The host: human and mammalian reservoirs; The insect vectors: domestic and sylvatic vectors; The causative parasite: Trypanosoma cruziManufacturer: Elsevier.

In contrast, the American trypanosomiasis (=Chagas’ disease) is transmitted by biting bugs (called “kissing” or “assassin” bugs, thanks to for this image) that get infected by reservoir mammals such as dogs, rats, cats and opossums.

About 20 million people in the Americas also carry Trypanosoma cruzi, which is a significant reservoir for these bugs. The book’s most alarming omission is of any reference to American trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease, caused by the trypanosome species Trypanosoma cruzi).

Chagas disease is estimated to have been responsible for o deaths in - slightly more than were caused by African trypanosomiasis [. American Trypanosomiasis, volume seven of World Class Parasites is written for students of tropical medicine, parasitology and public health, for researchers and practitioners alike who wish to bring themselves abreast of the status quo with respect to this disease.

It is intended to supplement formal textbooks, in order to broaden and 5/5(1). Chagas disease is endemic to the American continent, and approximately million people are estimated to suffer from American trypanosomiasis.

More t people die each year as a. 45 Human African trypanosomiasis 46 American Trypanosomiasis: Chagas Disease 47 Leishmaniasis 48 Toxoplasmosis 49 Intestinal Protozoa 50 Pathogenic and Opportunistic Free-Living Amebae: Agents of Human and Animal Disease 51 Trichomonas vaginalis Section Helminthic Infections.

52 Schistosomiasis 53 Food-borne Trematodes 54 The filariases.American Trypanosomiasis, volume seven of World Class Parasites is written for students of tropical medicine, parasitology and public health, for researchers and practitioners alike who wish to bring themselves abreast of the status quo with respect to this disease.

It is intended to supplement formal textbooks, in order to broaden and.African trypanosomiasis, also known as African sleeping sickness or simply sleeping sickness, is an insect-borne parasitic infection of humans and other animals. It is caused by the species Trypanosoma brucei. Humans are infected by two types, Trypanosoma brucei gambiense (TbG) and Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense (TbR).

TbG causes over 98% of reported cases.