Bilharziasis

International Academy of Pathology · Special Monograph

  • F. K. Mostofi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. F. K. Mostofi
    Pages 1-2
  3. C. A. Wright
    Pages 3-7
  4. Louis Olivier, Nasser Ansari
    Pages 8-14
  5. A. H. Mousa, A. A. Ata, A. El Rooby, A. El Garem, M. F. Abdel Wahab, E. El Raziky
    Pages 15-29
  6. H. A. Zaky, A. R. El Heneidy, M. Foda, M. Khalil, A. A. Tarabeih
    Pages 30-38
  7. Kamal G. Ishak, Paul C. Le Golvan, Ismail El-Sebai
    Pages 58-83
  8. G. M. Edington
    Pages 128-132
  9. M. Payet, R. Camain
    Pages 133-139
  10. Masahi Miyake
    Pages 140-156
  11. Zilton A. Andrade, Allen W. Cheever
    Pages 157-166
  12. E. A. Saad, S. G. Coutinho, J. Barbosa Filho, J. Rodrigues da Silva
    Pages 167-174

About this book

Introduction

During the past decade there has been an increasing awareness of the need for a different approach to the problem of bilharziasis. We do know that 180-200 million people are infected and that the infection is increasing but we have not as yet been able to answer the question: Are they suffering from a disease. Study of vital statistics or hospital records, mass biochemical or immunological tests and community surveys have not yet provided the full answer. Gradually and perhaps begrudgingly, we have come to realize that we must study the ma- initially by means of well controlled clinical observations to obtain evidence for the altered physiology, if any, due to bilharzial infection; secondly and equally important through pathological studies on individual patients to determine the structural changes, if any, as a result of infection with this parasite; and by post mortem studies. Experimental studies of bilharzial infection in animals, valuable as they may be for the elucidation of the pathogenesis of the lesions in the laboratory animal and in man cannot serve as a substitute for the precise information on the nature of the possible lesions induced by bilharziasis in man. Basically, the significance of any clinical observation can 'be evaluated only through reliable pathological confirmation.

Keywords

cancer histopathology pathogenesis pathology

Editors and affiliations

  • F. K. Mostofi
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Special and General PathologyArmed Forces Institute of Pathology and Veterans Administration Central Laboratory for Anatomic Pathology and ResearchUSA
  2. 2.Georgetown Medical SchoolUSA
  3. 3.Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.International Academy of PathologyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-49777-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1967
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-49492-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-49777-3
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