This book of Geohelminths (Soil-transmitted helminthiasis) is perhaps the most practical, covering the life-cycles, laboratory diagnosis, treatment and preventive methods. Ascaris lumbricoides, Ancylostoma duodenale, Necator americanus and Trichuris trichiura constitute the major soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections. An additional species, less widely distributed and less restricted to soil-transmission, is Strongyloides stercoralis. Diseases due to these infections are recognized as a serious public health problem wherever suitable environmental conditions co-exist with poor sanitation and hygiene.
This book has been prepared as handout for Medical Students, with special emphasis on soil-transmitted helminthiasis. The book aims to provide users a good practical knowledge on the common intestinal helminthic infections of man particularly those caused by the soil-transmitted group.
It is believed that students will appreciate a book that presents the essential information in a readable, interesting, and varied format.