Volume 37, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


The volume consists of 10 reviews on the definition of parasite antigens for immunoprophylaxis or immunodiagnosis and a delightful introduction by R. J. Terry on his assessment of some of the highlights of research on the immunology of parasites during the past 30–40 years. Half of the book deals with the parasitic protozoa (the , the leishmaniases, , toxoplasmosis, and African trypanosomes) with single reviews on the taeniid cestodes, nematodes, schistosomes, and the nonschistosome trematodes. The literature cited covers the period up to 1983–84 with some as recent as 1985.

M. E. Rose reports on the relatively sparse information on the antigens of the , and stresses that the identification and characterization of protective antigens is an attainable goal and that existing nonimmunological methods are likely to be superior to immunologically based techniques for the diagnosis of infection and disease.


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