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Title: Schistosomiasis : the dynamics of investigating a parasitic disease in ancient Egyptian tissue
Author: Rutherford, Patricia
ISNI:       0000 0001 3542 4100
Awarding Body: University of Manchester : University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2002
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Schistosomiasis is endemic in the world today, infecting more than 300 million people, mainly in the developing world areas. Diagnosis of the disease in modem man can be achieved by using a wide range of diagnostic tools, such as radiology, histology and the enzyme linked immunosorbent assay( ELISA). As a consequence of the schistosomiasis tissue bank being established at the Manchester Museum as described in Parasitology Today (Contis and David 1996), a need for diagnostic tools that can be applied to ancient tissues has occurred in order to study the epidemiology of this disease. This is not a modern disease as histological work done by Ruffer (1910) and Millet et al (1980) and using ELISA (Deelder et al, 1990) have shown the presence of schistosome eggs and worm antigens respectively in ancient Egyptian tissues.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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