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Acta Parasitologica, Vol.48, No. 4, 2003, 317
Zdzisław Swiderski - Taenia solium Cysticercosis: From Basic to Clinical Science (Eds. G. Singh and S. Prabhakar). CABI Publishing 2002, ISBN 0 85199 628 0, pp. 457

W. Stefanski Institute of Parasitology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Department of General Biology & Parasitology, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

This excellent book is written by international leading experts in this field. It covers basic science and clinical aspects, pathology, investigational aspects of neurocysticercosis, therapy and prevention. It is edited by Gagandeep Singh, Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, India and Sudesh Prabhakar from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chadigarh, India. Taenia solium cysticercosis is a parasitic disease caused by the dissemination of the larval form of the pork tapeworm and effects an estimated 50 million people worldwide. It is endemic in several developing countries, including many in Central and South America, Africa and South Asia. Through increased immigration and international travel, it is also of emerging significance in developed countries such as the USA and some parts of Europe. Encystment of the larvae can occur in almost any tissue, but involvement of the central nervous system (CNS), known as neurocysticercosis is the most clinically serious manifestation of the disease. The book is subdivided into five sections and contains 44 chapters, written by 83 contributors, all well-known, international leading specialists in their fields of research. Each chapter is accompanied by its authors. names, conclusions and a selected list of relevant, recent references, which increases its value to the reader. This excellent publication will prove valuable not only as an essential reference book for researchers and students in general, medical and veterinary parasitology, neurology, tropical medicine and tropical and infectious diseases, and public health, but also to their teachers. The special offer price, in hard cover, is only L76.50 (USD 134.00).

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