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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Borreliella</i>: interactions with the host immune system.

This chapter briefly reviews the interaction of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (Bb) with the host immune system, and provides an update regarding how this relates to newer humoral and cellular diagnostic assays. Bb has complex interactions with its host, allowing it to evade detection and...

Author(s)
Sperber, K.; Dattwyler, R. J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diagnostic testing for Lyme disease.

This chapter describes the 2-tiered serological approach for the diagnosis of Lyme disease, and provides guidelines for interpreting the results of this approach, with focus on false negative and false positive results. Other diagnostic approaches, such as polymerase chain reaction and culture...

Author(s)
Auwaerter, P. G.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lyme disease: the great controversy.

This chapter traces the origin of the clinical condition termed 'chronic Lyme disease' (CLD) and explores the various medical, political, and legal issues it has brought. It also provides a detailed examination of some of the key myths that together reinforced the recognition of CLD as a diagnosis. ...

Author(s)
Halperin, J. J.; Baker, P.; Wormser, G. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Laboratory diagnostic testing for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Borrelia burgdorferi</i> infection.

This chapter describes the different serological tests and direct assays used for the laboratory diagnosis of Borrelia burgdorferi infection. The appropriate use of diagnostic tests is discussed.

Author(s)
Johnson, B. J. B.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938048)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Paratuberculosis: organism, disease, control.

This book discusses the history, prevalence, economic costs, disease control, diagnosis, vaccine development, aetiological agent, and control programmes of paratuberculosis in ruminants. Topics discussed are: history of paratuberculosis; prevalence and economics of infection of Mycobacterium avium...

Author(s)
Behr, M. A.; Collins, D. M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936136)
Type
Book
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Cover for Advances in diagnosis: is microscopy still the benchmark?

Despite advances in the biomedical sciences, leading to developments in laboratory diagnostics, examination (usually of faeces) by microscopy remains the keystone of laboratory diagnosis of cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis. In Europe, standard methods include the direct examination of wet...

Author(s)
Chalmers, R. M.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933913)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diagnostic limitations and future trends in the serodiagnosis of human toxocariasis.

This chapter briefly discusses the transmission, clinical manifestations and diagnosis of human toxocariasis caused by Toxocara canis and T. cati. The global seroprevalence of human toxocariasis and the immune response to larval burdens are described. The immunodiagnosis of the disease and the...

Author(s)
Smith, H.; Noordin, R.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930264)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diagnosis of human African trypanosomiasis.

This chapter discusses the clinical, parasitological, serological and molecular diagnosis, as well as stage determination and follow-up after treatment of human African trypanosomiasis (caused by Trypanosoma gambiense or T. rhodesiense). The different diagnostic techniques are described.

Author(s)
Büscher, P.; Lejon, V.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 085199475X)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diagnosis of American trypanosomiasis.

This chapter discusses the diagnosis of human American trypanosomiasis (Chagas' disease) through clinical findings, history and laboratory tests. The different parasitological and serological tests are described.

Author(s)
Luquetti, A. O.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 085199475X)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Taenia solium</i>: a historical note.

Author(s)
Wadia, N. H.; Gagandeep Singh
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851996280)
Type
Book chapter

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