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TitleProgress in Human African Trypanosomiasis, Sleeping Sickness [electronic resource] / edited by Michel Dumas, Bernard Bouteille, Alain Buguet
ImprintParis : Springer Paris : Imprint: Springer, 1999
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-2-8178-0857-4
Descript XIII, 346 p. 19 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

Human African Trypaniosomiasis (HAT) or sleeping sickness is an old disease to be now considered as reemergent. HAT is endemic in 36 sub-Saharan African countries, in areas where tsetse flies are found. The public health importance of HAT is underestimated, but the disease causes severe social disruption in many rural areas. Along the past fifteen years, numerous studies were made, and now, the mechanisms involved in the disease pathogenesis and in the characteristics of sleep-wake disruption become to be better understood. But, since 50 years, when current drugs were introduced, problems regarding HAT chemotherapy have not been solved. Nevertheless, in-depth studies about trypanosome metabolism have permitted to discover new drug targets. Written by specialists who are very experienced in their respective fields, the contributions provide an indispensable tool for practitioners and scientists


CONTENT

African Tripanosomiasis -- Sleeping Sickness -- Biology -- Pathogenesis -- Clinics -- Therapeutics


Medicine Parasitology Infectious diseases Neurology Tropical medicine Microbiology Medicine & Public Health Tropical Medicine Infectious Diseases Parasitology Microbiology Neurology



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