Tropical Diseases: An Overview of Major Diseases Occurring in the Americas

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Milena de Paiva Cavalcanti, Valéria Rêgo Alves Pereira, Alain Joseph Jacques Dessein

DOI: 10.2174/97816810858761170101
eISBN: 978-1-68108-587-6, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-68108-588-3



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Table of Contents

Foreword

- Pp. i-ii (2)

Sinval P. Brandao Filho

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Preface

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Milena de Paiva Cavalcanti

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Acknowledgements

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Milena de Paiva Cavalcanti

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Epidemiological, Clinical and Laboratorial Diagnosis of Trypanosomiasis

- Pp. 1-50 (50)

Romulo Pessoa-e-Silva, Lays A. M. Trajano-Silva, Marina A. Souza, Beatriz C. Oliveira, Andresa P. O. Mendes, Valeria R. A. Pereira and Milena de Paiva-Cavalcanti

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In Silico Approaches Against Trypanosomatids

- Pp. 51-87 (37)

Marcelo Zaldini Hernandes, Klaus Ribeiro Cavalcante, Rafael Freitas e Silva and Antonio Mauro Rezende

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Vaccines Against Trypanosomatids

- Pp. 88-113 (26)

Rafael Freitas e Silva, Maria Carolina Accioly Brelaz de Castro, Suenia da Cunha Goncalves de Albuquerque, Diego Cavalcanti Tavares, Milena de Paiva-Cavalcanti and Valeria Alves Pereira

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Leishmaniasis and Chagas Disease Treatment

- Pp. 114-128 (15)

Maria Carolina Accioly Brelaz de Castro, Aline Caroline da Silva, Thiago Andre Ramos dos Santos, Cíntia Nascimento da Costa Oliveira, Rayana Carla Silva de Morais, Milena de Paiva-Cavalcanti and Valeria Rego Alves Pereira

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Schistosomiasis Mansoni Diagnosis: Current Status and Perspectives

- Pp. 129-172 (44)

Sheilla A. de Oliveira, Veruska C. A. de Souza, Anna Lígia Figueiredo, Silvia Maria Lucena Montenegro, Elisa A.N. Azevedo, Savio A.V. Oliveira, Clarice N.L. de Morais and Ana Lucia Coutinho Domingues

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Systemic Fungal Infection

- Pp. 173-217 (45)

Norma Lucena-Silva, Juliana Maria Lyra de Azevedo, Heberton Medeiros Teixeira and Moacir Juca

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Diagnosis of Bacterial Infections

- Pp. 218-250 (33)

Natalia Gomes de Morais and Celia Maria Machado Barbosa de Castro

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Immunity of Geohelminthiasis and the Effect on Modulation of Autoimmunity and Allergy

- Pp. 251-261 (11)

Vlaudia Maria Assis Costa and Valdenia Oliveira Souza

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Clinical, Epidemiological, Immunological and Molecular Characteristics of Malaria

- Pp. 262-270 (9)

Sandrine Marquet and Luydson Richardson Silva Vasconcelos

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New Approaches for Molecular Diagnosis of Malaria and Immunization

- Pp. 271-285 (15)

Luydson Richardson Silva Vasconcelos, Diego Albuquerque and Patricia Moura

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Dengue Fever: New Tools for Treatment and Prevention

- Pp. 286-308 (23)

Andrea N. M. R. Da Silva, Jefferson J. S. Santos and Laura H.V.G. Gil

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Hepatitis A Virus

- Pp. 309-336 (28)

Livia Melo Villar, Luciane A Amado Leon and Vanessa Salete de Paula

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Hepatitis A Vaccines

- Pp. 337-346 (10)

Livia Melo Villar, Luciane A Amado Leon and Vanessa Salete de Paula

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Hepatitis B

- Pp. 347-358 (12)

Maria Rosangela Cunha Duarte Coelho, Viviane Martha Santos de Morais, Ana Cecília Cavalcanti de Albuquerque and Georgea Gertrudes de Oliveira Mendes Cahu

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Hepatitis C

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Maria Rosangela Cunha Duarte Coelho, Georgea Gertrudes de Oliveira Mendes Cahu, Viviane Martha Santos de Morais and Ana Cecília Cavalcanti de Albuquerque

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TUBERCULOSIS: Epidemiological, Molecular, Immunological and Clinical Characteristics

- Pp. 373-400 (28)

Michelle Christiane da Silva Rabello, Fabiana Cristina Fulco Santos, Rosana de Albuquerque Montenegro, Gabriela de Moraes Rego Guedes, Lílian Maria Lapa Montenegro and Haiana Charifker Schindler

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Molecular and Immunological Tools Applied to Tuberculosis Diagnosis

- Pp. 401-451 (51)

Lílian Maria Lapa Montenegro, Marcela Pereira Salazar, Juliana Figueiredo da Costa Lima, Romero Henrique Teixeira Vasconcelos and Haiana Charifker Schindler

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TUBERCULOSIS TREATMENT: The Past, Present and Future

- Pp. 452-466 (15)

Rosana de Albuquerque Montenegro and Leonardo de Aquino Linhares

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Vaccines Against Tuberculosis

- Pp. 467-488 (22)

Thaynan Sama Alves de Oliveira and Michelle Christiane da Silva Rabello

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Biological Database and Bioinformatics Tools in Tropical Disease Research

- Pp. 489-502 (14)

Valdir Queiroz Balbino, Manuela Barbosa Rodrigues de Souza, Sergio Paiva de Sa Leitao Junior, Raul Maia Falcao and Marcus Vinicius de Aragao Batista

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Subject Index

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Milena de Paiva Cavalcanti

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Foreword

In spite of many technical advances in the scientific community, tropical diseases remain a major public health problems, and many are classified as neglected diseases. In countries where they are endemic, many research groups have been developing diagnostic methods as well as prevention and control strategies that are aimed at improving the quality of life of the affected populations.

This book focuses on the research advances associated with the major diseases that cause serious health problems in tropical regions including parasitic diseases such as leishmaniases, Chagas disease, Human African Trypanosomiasis, schistosomiasis, malaria, geohelminth infections, viral diseases such as dengue fever, as well as bacterial and fungal diseases, including tuberculosis.

Classical techniques that have proven to be useful in controlling these endemic diseases are also discussed, as well as new therapies, vaccines, bioinformatics, and other technological advances. This mosaic of information is fundamental in the formation of highly qualified professionals whose responsibility is to develop innovative control strategies for the tropical diseases. In addition, the book will serve as a reference for both researchers and health professionals who wish to know the recent advances in their professional area.

The advantages and shortcomings of the various technologies currently available are also discussed in reference to differences in the availability of technical resources in the endemic areas and how this affects the health of the local populations.

Immunological factors and classical paradigms are discussed as well as the difficulty of dealing with them. Also one of the aims is to promote the translation of scientific knowledge, such as showing how molecular biology has led to advances in DNA technology and how this is being applied in the different areas of the health services.

In the present globalized world, geographical barriers are becoming progressively less important and the spectrum of tropical diseases constitutes important challenges to public health authorities both within and outside endemic areas, resulting in changes in the dynamics of the transmission of many infectious diseases. The different chapters of this book offer extensive overviews that help in understanding these challenges and bring new light on many important aspects of the neglected tropical diseases. Each chapter explores different facets including epidemiological data, immune response and pathogenesis, as well as the most suitable diagnostic methods and treatment. This provides an important platform that allows both students and researchers to become familiar with advances in the biology and medical importance of each pathogen.

The book authors have extensive practical experience with the different diseases and they have clearly and objectively presented many relevant current topics. The book presents new approaches for many aspects of the classical diagnostic methods that are currently in use. Besides this, there are modest contributions dealing with the control of these endemic diseases such as geographical prevalence. New therapies are included as well as information on vaccines, bioinformatics, and other technology advances. The authors envisage that the information provided in this book will be of use in the daily routine work of health professionals and help in the elaboration of more effective control measures of some neglected tropical diseases.

I am sure that this book will serve as a reference for all who are interested in guaranteeing that tropical diseases are at the forefront of research in endemic countries.

Sinval P. Brandão Filho
Director of Aggeu Magahães Research Center,
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz),
Recife, Pernambuco,
Brazil

Preface

Upon receiving a proposal for writing a book, my first thought was to bring current information in research activities for graduate students from all walks of Health, as well as for professionals who deal with daily difficulties in their work routine in countries where neglected diseases are endemic. I would like to show that alternatives for the treatment, diagnosis and control of these diseases exist, being necessary to promote the translation of scientific knowledge into practical applications. In addition to the need to overcome political barriers however, the latter are out of our reach. The eBook will present a content of interest to several areas, including diagnosis, therapy, vaccinology, immunology and molecular biology, aimed at tropical diseases.

The chapters will address various topics. Parasites and other microorganisms responsible for causing a variety of human and non-human diseases, of varying gravities, in both new and old worlds will be studied. In addition, the distribution and adaptation these different organisms in tropical and subtropical countries, as well as the usual habitats of vectors that favour contamination of poor neglected populations and the increasing expansion to periurban and urban areas, with different social and economic development will discussed.

Different methodologies, antigens, molecular targets and vaccine approaches will be detailed and discussed; its advantages and disadvantages, and the various applications including bioinformatics tools used for these surveys.

I hope that this book can help stimulate health professionals, whether medical, biologist, veterinarians, nurses, biomedical, among others, to implement control measures or initiate and continue studies aimed at improving the quality of life of affected populations. Scientific alternatives exist but, need to be associated with political actions; the sanitary education, the minimum conditions of food and housing.

All scientific knowledge generated by a privileged part of the world's population that has access to develop the intellect must be applied to the strengthening and sustainability of all. I hope that the addition of the informations placed in this book can contribute to spread these ideas.

Milena de Paiva Cavalcanti
Researcher at the Immunology Department of Aggeu Magahães Research Center,
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz),
Recife, Pernambuco,
Brazil

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Valéria Rêgo Alves Pereira


Alain Joseph Jacques Dessein




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