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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giardia_lambliaHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson review the life cycle and pathogenesis of the flagellated protozoan parasite Giardia lamblia.

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tsetse_flyHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson discuss the life cycle and pathogenesis of the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma.

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l_major_lesionHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson consider the life cycle and pathogenesis of the protozoan parasite Leishmania.

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toxo_invasionHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson continue their discussion of the obligate intracellular protozoan Toxoplasma gondii with a consideration of the clinical consequences of infection and pathogenesis.

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t_gondii_tachyzoiteHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson introduce the obligate intracellular protozoan Toxoplasma gondii, one of the most successful parasites on earth.

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malaria_pathogenesisHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson continue their discussion of malaria, with emphasis on clinical aspects of the disease.

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plasmodium_bloodHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson trace the life cycle of Plasmodium in a mosquito and in a human host.

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anopheles_gambiaeHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson move on to protozoan parasites with a discussion of the early history of malaria.

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