s_mansoni_adult_semHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson take on the schistosomes, agents of a series of related diseases in humans referred to as schistosomiasis.

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wuchereria_microfilariaHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson review Wuchereria bancrofti, the nematode that causes lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis.

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onchocerca_microfilariaHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson discuss the life cycle and pathogenesis of Onchocerca volvulus, the vector-borne filarial nematode parasite that causes onchocerciasis, or river blindness

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s_strecoralis_freelivingHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson review the life cycle and pathogenesis of the world’s most unusual parasite, Strongyloides stercoralis.

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hookwormHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson discuss possibly the most socially and politically important nematode of humans, the hookworm Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus.

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ascaris_adultsHost: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson review the biology and pathogenesis of Ascaris lumbricoides, one of the largest nematodes to infect humans.

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t_trichiura_adult_femaleHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson continue their discussion of nematodes with the whipworm Trichuris trichiura.

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adult_female_enterobius_vermicularis_hHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson move on to nematodes with a discussion of the pinworm Enterobius vermicularis.

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c_parvum_merontsHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson discuss the intracellular parasite Cryptosporidium, which causes diarrheal disease in most mammalian species.

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e_histolytica_trophozoiteHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson continue their discussion of protozoan parasites that cause diarrhea with a review of amebic dysentery caused by Entamoeba histolytica.

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