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

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

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ISBN: 978-1-68108-588-3 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-587-6 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2017
DOI: 10.2174/97816810858761170101

Introduction

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

Foreword

- Pp. i-ii (2)
Sinval P. Brandao Filho
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Preface

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Milena de Paiva Cavalcanti
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Acknowledgements

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Milena de Paiva Cavalcanti
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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 and Milena de Paiva-Cavalcanti

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In Silico Approaches Against Trypanosomatids

- Pp. 51-87 (37)
Marcelo Zaldini Hernandes, Klaus Ribeiro Cavalcante, Rafael Freitas e Silva and Antonio Mauro Rezende

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Vaccines Against Trypanosomatids

- Pp. 88-113 (26)
Rafael Freitas e Silva, Maria Carolina Accioly Brelaz de Castro, Suenia da Cunha Goncalves de Albuquerque, Diego Cavalcanti Tavares, Milena de Paiva-Cavalcanti and Valeria Alves Pereira

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Leishmaniasis and Chagas Disease Treatment

- Pp. 114-128 (15)
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 and Valeria Rego Alves Pereira

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Schistosomiasis Mansoni Diagnosis: Current Status and Perspectives

- Pp. 129-172 (44)
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 and Ana Lucia Coutinho Domingues

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Systemic Fungal Infection

- Pp. 173-217 (45)
Norma Lucena-Silva, Juliana Maria Lyra de Azevedo, Heberton Medeiros Teixeira and Moacir Juca

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Diagnosis of Bacterial Infections

- Pp. 218-250 (33)
Natalia Gomes de Morais and Celia Maria Machado Barbosa de Castro

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Immunity of Geohelminthiasis and the Effect on Modulation of Autoimmunity and Allergy

- Pp. 251-261 (11)
Vlaudia Maria Assis Costa and Valdenia Oliveira Souza

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Clinical, Epidemiological, Immunological and Molecular Characteristics of Malaria

- Pp. 262-270 (9)
Sandrine Marquet and Luydson Richardson Silva Vasconcelos

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New Approaches for Molecular Diagnosis of Malaria and Immunization

- Pp. 271-285 (15)
Luydson Richardson Silva Vasconcelos, Diego Albuquerque and Patricia Moura

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Dengue Fever: New Tools for Treatment and Prevention

- Pp. 286-308 (23)
Andrea N. M. R. Da Silva, Jefferson J. S. Santos and Laura H.V.G. Gil

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Hepatitis A Virus

- Pp. 309-336 (28)
Livia Melo Villar, Luciane A Amado Leon and Vanessa Salete de Paula

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Hepatitis A Vaccines

- Pp. 337-346 (10)
Livia Melo Villar, Luciane A Amado Leon and Vanessa Salete de Paula

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Hepatitis B

- Pp. 347-358 (12)
Maria Rosangela Cunha Duarte Coelho, Viviane Martha Santos de Morais, Ana Cecília Cavalcanti de Albuquerque and Georgea Gertrudes de Oliveira Mendes Cahu

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Hepatitis C

- Pp. 359-372 (14)
Maria Rosangela Cunha Duarte Coelho, Georgea Gertrudes de Oliveira Mendes Cahu, Viviane Martha Santos de Morais and Ana Cecília Cavalcanti de Albuquerque

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TUBERCULOSIS: Epidemiological, Molecular, Immunological and Clinical Characteristics

- Pp. 373-400 (28)
Michelle Christiane da Silva Rabello, Fabiana Cristina Fulco Santos, Rosana de Albuquerque Montenegro, Gabriela de Moraes Rego Guedes, Lílian Maria Lapa Montenegro and Haiana Charifker Schindler

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Molecular and Immunological Tools Applied to Tuberculosis Diagnosis

- Pp. 401-451 (51)
Lílian Maria Lapa Montenegro, Marcela Pereira Salazar, Juliana Figueiredo da Costa Lima, Romero Henrique Teixeira Vasconcelos and Haiana Charifker Schindler

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TUBERCULOSIS TREATMENT: The Past, Present and Future

- Pp. 452-466 (15)
Rosana de Albuquerque Montenegro and Leonardo de Aquino Linhares

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Vaccines Against Tuberculosis

- Pp. 467-488 (22)
Thaynan Sama Alves de Oliveira and Michelle Christiane da Silva Rabello

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Biological Database and Bioinformatics Tools in Tropical Disease Research

- Pp. 489-502 (14)
Valdir Queiroz Balbino, Manuela Barbosa Rodrigues de Souza, Sergio Paiva de Sa Leitao Junior, Raul Maia Falcao and Marcus Vinicius de Aragao Batista

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Subject Index

- Pp. 503-512 (10)
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