Nomenclature for parasitic diseases: cohabitation with inconsistency for how long and why?

@article{Kassai2006NomenclatureFP,
  title={Nomenclature for parasitic diseases: cohabitation with inconsistency for how long and why?},
  author={Tibor Kassai},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2006},
  volume={138 3-4},
  pages={169-78}
}
The author surveys the early history of nomenclature for parasitic diseases or infections which led to the existing usage of synonymous names with diverse spellings for denominating the same disease entities. In order to diminish heterogeneity in nomenclatural usage, principles of the standardized nomenclature of parasitic diseases (SNOPAD) have been put forward by the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology. Pros and cons regarding the SNOPAD concept are discussed in… CONTINUE READING