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Human Helminthiasis

Edited by Luis Rodrigo

University of Oviedo

Human helminthiasis, known as worm infections, is any macroparasitic disease affecting humans, in which a part of the body is invaded by a lot of worms, known as helminths. They are broadly classified into flukes, tapeworms, and roundworms. Soil-transmitted helminthiasis and schistosomiasis are the most important, being included into the neglected tropical diseases. Helminthiasis has been found to result in poor birth outcome, less cognitive development, lower school and work performance, lower socioeconomic development, and poverty. Soil-transmitted helminthiases are responsible for parasitic infections in as much as a quarter of the human population worldwide. This group of infective diseases has been targeted under the joint action of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies and local governments, trying to achieve their eradication.

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Human HelminthiasisEdited by Luis Rodrigo

Published: February 15th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/62673

ISBN: 978-953-51-2954-7

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2953-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7340-3

Copyright year: 2017

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9859 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

10 Web of Science Citations

20 Dimensions Citations


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1. World Wide Epidemiology of Helminths Infection

By Mohamed S. Abdeltawabi, Nahla El Seddik and Hosni K. Salem


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2. Mass Spectrometry and Metabolomics—New Approaches for Helminth Biochemical Studies

By Estela O. Lima, Cibele Z. Esteves, Diogo N. Oliveira, Tatiane M. Guerreiro, Carlos F. O. R. Melo and Rodrigo R. Catharino


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3. Helminths and their Role in Environmental Engineering

By Blanca Jiménez, Catalina Maya, José A. Barrios and Inés Navarro


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4. Helminthiasis: A Systematic Review of the Immune Interactions Present in Individuals Coinfected with HIV and/or Tuberculosis

By Zilungile L. Mkhize-Kwitshana, Rebecca Tadokera and Musawenkosi H.L. Mabaso


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5. Atherosclerosis and Helminths Infection

By Shi-Wei Shen, Yun Lu, Feng Li, Zhen-Hai Shen, Ming Xu, Wei-Feng Yao, Hua-Jin Qi, Ling Zhou, Yin-Bo Feng, Ling Wang, Jing-Ting Yun and Da-Xin Tong


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6. Global Control Efforts of Schistosomiasis and Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis

By Takafira Mduluza, Tawanda J. Chisango, Agness F. Nhidza and Amos Marume


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