About the book
Although there are thousands of parasites all over the world, Schistosoma spp is unique in terms of its morphology. Although they have separate bodies as “male” and “female”, they live in such a “romantic way” that female resides in the male. Schistosoma spp, classified in the family of trematodes, has about 20 members, 5 of which cause a disease called “Schistosomiasis” (or “Bilharzia”) in humans. In different, they try to perpetuate their generation in different hosts in the course of their evolution. While this is their “aim”, hosts may be affected negatively. In humans, they may cause a variety of symptoms, ranging from a simple skin lesion to a dramatic clinical scenario of bladder carcinoma. Although there are many different diagnostic and therapeutic methods, still, schistosomiasis is an important threat for humans and a significant challenge for healthcare professionals.
In this book, our goal will be to cover the knowledge that we know, we have just learned and we want to learn about morphology, geographic distribution, and evolution of Schistosoma, as well as the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention against schistosomiasis. At this point of our target, I wish this book will open new frontiers on Schistosoma spp and leads to new researches on this field among all scientific people in the world.