Chapter 77. Introduction to Protozoans of the Central Nervous System

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief2,3,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head4,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head5 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director6,7
  1. Marylou V. Solbrig MD Professor

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch77

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Solbrig, M. V. (2009) Introduction to Protozoans of the Central Nervous System, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch77

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 3

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 4

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 5

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 6

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 7

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. Internal Medicine (Neurology) and Medical Microbiology, Health Sciences Center, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008

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Keywords:

  • protozoans of the central nervous system;
  • Amoebae species are global pathogens;
  • Malaria, is the most important parasitic disease of man;
  • protozoans of neurologic importance in man are presented in the chapters that follow;
  • Human African trypanosomiasis is associated with complex public health and epizootic problems;
  • Toxoplasmosis is a worldwide pathogen, spread from contaminated hands, food, or water, or acquired in utero