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Roundworms - A Survey From Past to Present

Nihal Dogan

Eskisehir Osmangazi University

A leading academic in parasitology at the Department of Microbiology at the Faculty of Medicine of Eskişehir Osmangazi University, expertise in hydatid cysts, toxoplasma, leishmania, parasitic diseases transmitted by water and intestinal parasites. She wrote numerous book chapters on infectious diseases, clinical parasitology, clinical microbiology, and medical microbiology laboratory applications and manuals.


Ascaris Trichuris Hookworms Strongyloides Wuchereria Brugia Onchocerca Trichinella Larval Infection Visceral Larva Migrans Cutaneous Larva Migrans Ocular

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Roundworms are multicellular parasites that are very common around the world, causing mild to severe forms of diseases, occasionally mortality. According to the transmission routes of roundworms; Those through contaminated soil (STN) eg; Ascaris, Strongyloides, Vector-borne filarial worms, and larval migrants’ diseases of zoonotic origin. The most common human infections are those caused by geo helminths (intestinal parasites also known as soil-transmitted helminths). Recent global estimates indicate that approximately 3.5 billion people are infected with one or more of these common nematode parasites. A wide spectrum of illnesses occurs due to STN infection. Most of the disease burden is a result of chronic intestinal infection, although tissue migration of the larval stages of this may cause acute dermatitis or eosinophilic pneumonitis, and also anemia is common.

Filarial nematodes are transmitted by arthropods, although both of these have a more restricted distribution. Larva migrans is a disease condition caused by the transmission of some helminths during immature or larval stages. It causes disease according to the body region where it is located. It is of great zoonotic importance, mostly as an occupational hazard. Actual figures are uncertain as many cases cannot be identified.

Today, more than a quarter of the world's population is still at risk of infection with STN such as Ascaris lumbricoides, hookworms, Trichuris trichiura, and Strongyloides stercoralis. Children and women are at the forefront of this risk group and are exposed to significant mental and physical development problems. According to the 2016 World Health Organization data, only half of the children living at risk in endemic areas could be treated.
According to the protection and control strategies in recent years; Although WHO has reduced the rates somewhat with the application of mass medication in children in places where the prevalence of roundworm is over 20%, to control morbidity and eliminate STN as a public health problem, the mathematical applications have been to apply the treatments to adults as well.

In this book, roundworms transmitted through soil or arthropods; Developments in epidemiology, life cycles, pathophysiology, clinical diagnosis, management, and public health control in the world will be reviewed with the contribution of studies on this subject from past to present. In addition, this book aims to highlight the connection between helminths and autoimmune and allergic diseases: the determination, treatment, and control strategies.

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Nihal Dogan

Eskisehir Osmangazi University

Prof. Dr Nihal Doğan is the leading academic in the Field of Parasitology at the Department of Microbiology at the Faculty of Medicine of Eskişehir Osmangazi University since 1993. She was granted a professorship in 2008 and has expertise in parasitology and epidemiology of parasitic diseases. She took part as an executive academic on 6 projects hydatid cysts, toxoplasma, leishmania, parasitic diseases transmitted by water and intestinal parasites. Her research is published in more than 40 national and international journals and she took part as a keynote speaker and as abstract and poster presenter in more than international and national congresses and conferences. She wrote numerous book chapters on infectious diseases, clinical parasitology, clinical microbiology and medical microbiology laboratory applications and manuals. She concluded her Master and PhD Thesis at Eskişehir Anadolu University and Eskişehir Osmangazi University Medical Faculty and focused on the field of diagnosis and seroepidemiology of Toxoplasmosis. She visited the University of Virginia Department of Parasitology as a visiting researcher in 2003 for 3 months and worked on the diagnosis of Entamoeba histolytica and Universidad De Chile Faculty of Medicine as an observer researcher in 2016 for 1 month and worked on Trypanosomes. Her research interests include medical ethics, seroepidemiological survey; intestinal, blood, tissue and ocular parasites, vector-borne diseases, zoonotic parasites.

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