Parasites

Elitza S. Theel, Bobbi S. Pritt

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Abstract

Parasites are an important cause of human disease worldwide. The clinical severity and outcome of parasitic disease is often dependent on the immune status of the host. Specific parasitic diseases discussed in this chapter are amebiasis, giardiasis, cryptosporidiosis, cyclosporiasis, cystoisosporiasis, microsporidosis, granulomatous amebic encephalitis, toxoplasmosis, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, malaria, babesiosis, strongyloidiasis, and scabies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberDMIH2-0013-2015
JournalMicrobiology spectrum
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Ecology
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Theel, E. S., & Pritt, B. S. (2016). Parasites. Microbiology spectrum, 4(4), [DMIH2-0013-2015]. https://doi.org/10.1128/microbiolspec.DMIH2-0013-2015