Parasites

Microbiol Spectr. 2016 Aug;4(4). doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.DMIH2-0013-2015.

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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Parasites / classification
  • Parasites / isolation & purification*
  • Parasitic Diseases / diagnosis
  • Parasitic Diseases / drug therapy
  • Parasitic Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Parasitic Diseases / pathology*