Chapter 82. Rickettsial and Parasitic Infections

  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. Oscar H. Del Brutto MD Staff Member

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch82

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Del Brutto, O. H. (2009) Rickettsial and Parasitic Infections, 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.ch82

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. Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital-Clìnica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador

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:

  • rickettsial and parasitic infections;
  • rickettsial diseases, mainly zoonoses affecting rodents and mammals;
  • rickettsial and parasitic infections of CNS - producing pleomorphic diseases;
  • rickettsiae, obligate intracellular, Gram-negative, pleomorphic coccobacilli - alimentary tract of insects and arthropods;
  • parasites, infecting humans - special predilection to lodge in CNS

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology

  • Pathophysiology