Trypanosomes, Infection and Immunity

Kaminsky, Ronald; Vohr, Hans-Werner
January 2005
Encyclopedic Reference of Immunotoxicology;2005, p666
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The article provides an encyclopedia entry on trypanosomes. Trypanosomes are protozoan parasites. Trypanosoma brucei gambiense and Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense are species of trypanosomes that are pathogenic to man. These species can also cause sleeping sickness. Moreover, the article also provides information on the cyclical transmission of the parasites.


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