The parasitic load in cold northern climates is widely under-appreciated. Many texts on parasitology concentrate on tropical parasitic infections, so the reader can be forgiven for thinking that parasites are not a problem in the northern part of the world. Parasites of the Colder Climates redresses the balance by focusing on parasites indigenous t

part |2 pages

Part 1 Introduction

chapter 1|10 pages

Parasites indigenous to the North (tables)

ByCecilia Thors, Inger Ljungström, Thomas Jaenson

chapter 2|6 pages

Parasites and parasitism

ByMats Wahlgren, Hannah Akuffo

part |2 pages

PART 2 General epidemiology in countries in the North: past and present

chapter 3|13 pages

Prevalence of human parasites and parasitic infections in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden

ByStaffan Svärd, Inger Ljungström, Mats Wahlgren

chapter 4|11 pages

Prevalence of human parasites in Iceland

Karl Skírnisson, Sigur ur H. Richter, and Matthías Eydal
ByPast and present status

chapter 5|13 pages

Prevalence of parasites in the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania): epidemiology past and present ATS METSIS, ANTS JÕGISTE, REGINA VIRBALIENÉ, AND LUDMILA JUREVICA

Ats Metsis, Ants Jõgiste, Regina Virbaliené, and Ludmila Jurevica
ByEpidemiology past and present

chapter 7|12 pages

Prevalence of parasites in Canada and Alaska

Theresa W. Gyorkos, J. Dick MacLean, Bouchra Serhir, and Brian Ward
ByEpidemiology past and present

part |2 pages

PART 3 Important parasites in the North: biology, pathogenesis and epidemiology

chapter 8|4 pages

Acanthamoeba spp.

ByJadwiga Winiecka-Krusnell

chapter 9|7 pages

Entamoeba histolytica/dispar

ByEwert Linder

chapter 10|6 pages

Giardia intestinalis

ByJadwiga Winiecka-Krusnell, Agneta Aust Kettis

chapter 11|10 pages

Microsporidia spp.


chapter 12|14 pages

Pneumocystis carinii

ByEwert Linder, Kerstin Elvin, Mats Olsson

chapter 13|17 pages

Toxoplasma gondii – biology and pathogenesis

Eskild Petersen

chapter 14|7 pages

Toxoplasma gondii – epidemiology

ByBabill Stray-Pedersen

chapter 15|5 pages

Trichomonas vaginalis

Pål Wölner-Hanssen

chapter 16|8 pages

Anisakis spp.

ByBjørn Berland

chapter 17|8 pages

Diphyllobothrium latum


chapter 18|7 pages

Echinococcus spp.

ByInga-Lill Gustavsson Moringlane

chapter 19|3 pages

Enterobius vermicularis

ByKjell Alestig, Johan Carlson

chapter 20|8 pages

Toxocara canis

ByInger Ljungström

chapter 21|10 pages

Trichinella spp.

ByJohan Lindh, Inger Ljungström

chapter 22|10 pages

Swimmers’ itch

Cecilia Thors, Ewert Linder, and Göran Bylund
ByIntroduction and history of the disease

chapter 24|10 pages

Dermatological manifestations of parasitic arthropods

ByJohan Landegren

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Part 4 Clinical presentation and laboratory investigations

chapter 25|6 pages

Clinical symptoms of toxoplasmosis – an overview

ByBirgitta Evengård

chapter 26|9 pages

Treatment of toxoplasmosis

ByBabill Stray-Pedersen

chapter 28|3 pages

Parasite infections in transplant patients

ByJan Andersson, Elda Sparrelid

part |2 pages

Part 5 Laboratory diagnostics methods

chapter 29|12 pages

PCR-based diagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii infections

Nancy P. Nenonen, Tomas Bergström, and Sigvard Olofsson
ByExperience from a low-prevalence area

chapter 30|2 pages

Isolation of Toxoplasma gondii

ByMaija Lappalainen

chapter 31|3 pages

Serology – Toxoplasma gondii

ByInger Ljungström

chapter 32|7 pages

Serology – other parasites

Inger Ljungström

chapter 33|20 pages

Parasite detection

ByMichael Willcox, Marianne Lebbad, Jadwiga Winiecka-Krusnell

chapter 34|12 pages

DNA detection

ByBettina Lundgren, Mats Olsson

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Part 6 Historical review

chapter 35|8 pages

Linnaeus, Armauer Hansen, and Nordic research on some neglected diseases

BySven F. F. Britton