Editors: Milena de Paiva Cavalcanti, Valéria Rêgo Alves Pereira, Alain Joseph Jacques Dessein

Tropical Diseases: An Overview of Major Diseases Occurring in the Americas

eBook: US $39 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $255
Printed Copy: US $236
Library License: US $156
ISBN: 978-1-68108-588-3 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-587-6 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2017
DOI: 10.2174/97816810858761170101


Tropical Diseases: An Overview of Major Diseases Occurring in the Americas offers an overview of neglected tropical diseases found in the Americas. Information in the book addresses the understanding of challenges faced in controlling these diseases and brings new insight on many important aspects of these diseases. Chapters of this volume explore many related topics, including epidemiological data, immune response and pathogenesis, and the current methods for diagnosis and treatment, thus providing a useful resource for readers (undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students as well as biologists and medical researchers).

Key features of this book include:

  • - clear and objective topic-by-topic information on tropical diseases in the American region with additional information about diseases in other regions
  • - useful knowledge for research projects and clinical practice written by experienced health professionals
  • - coverage of several diseases such as cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis (Kala-azar), Chagas disease, sleeping sickness, schistosomiasis, dengue fever, bacterial infections, fungal systemic infection and tuberculosis.
  • - information on key strategies for disease control including improved diagnostics, in silico drug development and vaccine control
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Epidemiological, Clinical and Laboratorial Diagnosis of Trypanosomiasis

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Romulo Pessoa-e-Silva, Lays A. M. Trajano-Silva, Marina A. Souza, Beatriz C. Oliveira, Andresa P. O. Mendes, Valeria R. A. Pereira, Milena de Paiva-Cavalcanti
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In Silico Approaches Against Trypanosomatids

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Marcelo Zaldini Hernandes, Klaus Ribeiro Cavalcante, Rafael Freitas e Silva, Antonio Mauro Rezende
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Vaccines Against Trypanosomatids

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Rafael Freitas e Silva, Maria Carolina Accioly Brelaz de Castro, Suenia da Cunha Goncalves de Albuquerque, Diego Cavalcanti Tavares, Milena de Paiva-Cavalcanti, Valeria Alves Pereira
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Leishmaniasis and Chagas Disease Treatment

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Maria Carolina Accioly Brelaz de Castro, Aline Caroline da Silva, Thiago Andre Ramos dos Santos, Cíntia Nascimento da Costa Oliveira, Rayana Carla Silva de Morais, Milena de Paiva-Cavalcanti, Valeria Rego Alves Pereira
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Schistosomiasis Mansoni Diagnosis: Current Status and Perspectives

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Sheilla A. de Oliveira, Veruska C. A. de Souza, Anna Lígia Figueiredo, Silvia Maria Lucena Montenegro, Elisa A.N. Azevedo, Savio A.V. Oliveira, Clarice N.L. de Morais, Ana Lucia Coutinho Domingues
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Systemic Fungal Infection

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Norma Lucena-Silva, Juliana Maria Lyra de Azevedo, Heberton Medeiros Teixeira, Moacir Juca
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Diagnosis of Bacterial Infections

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Natalia Gomes de Morais, Celia Maria Machado Barbosa de Castro
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Immunity of Geohelminthiasis and the Effect on Modulation of Autoimmunity and Allergy

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Vlaudia Maria Assis Costa, Valdenia Oliveira Souza
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Clinical, Epidemiological, Immunological and Molecular Characteristics of Malaria

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Sandrine Marquet, Luydson Richardson Silva Vasconcelos
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New Approaches for Molecular Diagnosis of Malaria and Immunization

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Luydson Richardson Silva Vasconcelos, Diego Albuquerque, Patricia Moura
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Dengue Fever: New Tools for Treatment and Prevention

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Andrea N. M. R. Da Silva, Jefferson J. S. Santos, Laura H.V.G. Gil
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Hepatitis A Virus

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Livia Melo Villar, Luciane A Amado Leon, Vanessa Salete de Paula
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Hepatitis A Vaccines

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Livia Melo Villar, Luciane A Amado Leon, Vanessa Salete de Paula
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Hepatitis B

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Maria Rosangela Cunha Duarte Coelho, Viviane Martha Santos de Morais, Ana Cecília Cavalcanti de Albuquerque, Georgea Gertrudes de Oliveira Mendes Cahu
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Hepatitis C

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Maria Rosangela Cunha Duarte Coelho, Georgea Gertrudes de Oliveira Mendes Cahu, Viviane Martha Santos de Morais, Ana Cecília Cavalcanti de Albuquerque
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TUBERCULOSIS: Epidemiological, Molecular, Immunological and Clinical Characteristics

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Michelle Christiane da Silva Rabello, Fabiana Cristina Fulco Santos, Rosana de Albuquerque Montenegro, Gabriela de Moraes Rego Guedes, Lílian Maria Lapa Montenegro, Haiana Charifker Schindler
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Molecular and Immunological Tools Applied to Tuberculosis Diagnosis

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Lílian Maria Lapa Montenegro, Marcela Pereira Salazar, Juliana Figueiredo da Costa Lima, Romero Henrique Teixeira Vasconcelos, Haiana Charifker Schindler
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TUBERCULOSIS TREATMENT: The Past, Present and Future

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Rosana de Albuquerque Montenegro, Leonardo de Aquino Linhares
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Vaccines Against Tuberculosis

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Thaynan Sama Alves de Oliveira, Michelle Christiane da Silva Rabello
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Biological Database and Bioinformatics Tools in Tropical Disease Research

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Valdir Queiroz Balbino, Manuela Barbosa Rodrigues de Souza, Sergio Paiva de Sa Leitao Junior, Raul Maia Falcao, Marcus Vinicius de Aragao Batista
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Subject Index

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