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Digenetic Trematodes

  • Rafael Toledo
  • Bernard Fried


  • Covers the trematodes of interest in human and animal health comprehensively

  • Updates the current status of knowledge on the trematodiases that cover novel techniques

  • Includes a novel chapter on the genomics and proteomics of trematodes

  • Provides comprehensive material for researchers, clinicians, veterinarians, biologists, and pre and post-graduate students.


Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1154)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. General Aspects of the Trematodes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alba Cortés Carbonell, Bernard Fried
      Pages 3-20
    3. Aneta Kostadinova, Ana Pérez-del-Olmo
      Pages 21-42
  3. Trematodes of Interest in Human Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Philip T. LoVerde
      Pages 45-70
    3. Santiago Mas-Coma, Mª Adela Valero, Mª Dolores Bargues
      Pages 71-103
    4. David Blair
      Pages 105-138
    5. Weerachai Saijuntha, Paiboon Sithithaworn, Nadda Kiatsopit, Ross H. Andrews, Trevor N. Petney
      Pages 139-180
    6. Rafael Toledo, Maria Alvárez-Izquierdo, Carla Muñoz-Antoli, J. Guillermo Esteban
      Pages 181-213
  4. Trematodes of Interest in Veterinary and Wildlife Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Petr Horák, Jana Bulantová, Libor Mikeš
      Pages 217-254
    3. Veena Tandon, Bishnupada Roy, Jollin Andrea Shylla, Sudeep Ghatani
      Pages 255-277
    4. M. Yolanda Manga-González, M. Carmen Ferreras
      Pages 279-319
    5. Matthew G. Bolek, Jillian T. Detwiler, Heather A. Stigge
      Pages 321-355
  5. Clinical Aspects of Trematode Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Jong-Yil Chai, Bong-Kwang Jung
      Pages 359-409
    3. Javier Sotillo, Mark S. Pearson, Alex Loukas
      Pages 411-436
    4. J. Guillermo Esteban, Carla Muñoz-Antoli, Rafael Toledo, Lawrence R. Ash
      Pages 437-471
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 473-487

About this book


Digenetic trematodes constitute a major helminth group that parasitize human and animals and are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The diseases caused by trematodes have been neglected for years, especially as compared with other parasitic diseases. However, the geographical limits and the populations at risk are currently expanding and changing in relation to factors such as growing international markets, improved transportation systems, and demographic changes. This has led to a growing international interest to the trematode infections, although factors such as the difficulties entailed in the diagnosis, the complexity of human and agricultural practices, the lack of assessments of the economic costs, or the limited number of effective drugs are preventing the development of control measures of these diseases in humans and livestock. In-depth studies are needed to clarify the current epidemiology of these helminth infections and to identify new and specific targets for both effective diagnosis and treatments. The main goal of the second edition of this book is to present the major trematodes and their corresponding diseases in the framework of modern parasitology, considering matters such as the application of novel techniques and analysis of data in the context of host-parasite interactions and to show applications of new techniques and concepts for the studies on digenetic trematodes. This is an ideal book for parasitologists, microbiologists, zoologists, immunologists, professional of public health workers, clinicians and graduate and post-graduate students. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rafael Toledo
    • 1
  • Bernard Fried
    • 2
  1. 1.Área de Parasitología, Departamento de Farmacia y, Tecnología Farmacéutica y Parasitología, Facultad de FarmaciaUniversidad de ValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Department of BiologyLafayette CollegeEastonUSA

About the editors

Rafael Toledo, Department of Parasitology, University of Valencia, Spain

Bernard Fried, Department of Biology, Lafayette College, Easton PA, USA  

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Digenetic Trematodes
  • Editors Rafael Toledo
    Bernard Fried
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Adv Exp Med Biol
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-18615-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-18618-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-18616-6
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-8019
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XI, 487
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 61 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Parasitology
    Food Microbiology
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