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Now in its third edition, the foremost book on parasitology contains comprehensive information on the biology of parasites and their pathological consequences for the host. Over 300 illustrations present vivid, practical information to the clinical researcher or the progressing student.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Reviewer: Martha Gentry-Nielsen, PhD (Creighton University School of Medicine)
Description: This fifth edition of a textbook on human parasitology could also serve as an excellent reference for physicians. Updated from the 2000 version by the addition of 550 new references, it provides information on the history, life cycle, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the common parasites plaguing humans throughout the world.
Purpose: This book was written to provide clinicians with up-to-date basic information on the parasites of man, including their pathogenic mechanisms, their evasion of host immunity, and their interactions with our current antiparasitic drugs. To this end, the final chapters provide advice on travel medicine, antiparasitic drugs, a diagnostic atlas, and web sites for further study.
Audience: Written primarily for medical students and physicians, this book could be used for parasitology courses aimed at upper level undergraduate and graduate students. However, the relative scarcity of introductory information on the basic structures of parasites and principles of parasitism may require such students to have prior knowledge of host-pathogen interactions, not to mention a medical dictionary.
Features: One of the finest features of this book is its abundance of color photographs depicting the organisms themselves and the patients they have affected, as well as many elegant life cycle illustrations. The use of personal stories and interwoven commentaries on man's contributions to the ecology of parasitic diseases further add to the readability and significance of the book.
Assessment: This is by far the most informative, readable and interesting book on parasitic diseases I have encountered. It has the rare quality of being detailed enough to educate the reader on necessary technicalities while providing the human interest aspects that motivate students to keep reading.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970002709
  • Publisher: Apple Trees Productions, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 345

Table of Contents

I. Nematodes.- 1. Enterobius vermicularis (Linnaeus 1758).- 2. Trichuris trichiura (Linnaeus 1771).- 3. Ascaris lumbricoides (Linnaeus 1758).- 4. Hookworms: Necator americanus (Stiles 1902) and Ancylostoma duodenale (Dubini 1843).- 5. Strongyloides sp.: Strongloides stercoralis (Bavay 1876) and Strongyloides fuelleborni (Von Linstow 1905).- 6. Trichinella spiralis (Railliet 1896).- 7. Lymphatic Filariae: Wuchereria bancrofti (Cobbold 1877) and Brugia malayi (Brug 1927).- 8. Onchocerca volvulus (Leuckart 1893).- 9. Loa loa (Cobbold 1864).- 10. Dracunculus medinensis (Linnaeus 1758).- 11. Aberrant Nematode Infections.- 12. Nematode Infections of Minor Medical Importance.- II Cestodes.- 13. Taenia saginata (Goeze 1782).- 14. Taenia solium (Linnaeus 1758).- 15. Diphyllobothrium latum (Linnaeus 1758).- 16. Larval Tapeworms.- 17. Tapeworms of Minor Medical Importance.- III. Trematodes.- 18. Schistosomes: Schistosoma mansoni (Sambon 1907), Schistosoma japonicum (Katsurada 1904), Schistosoma haematobium (Bilharz 1852).- 19. Clonorchis sinensis (Loos 1907).- 20. Fasciola hepatica (Linnaeus 1758).- 21. Paragonimus westermani (Kerbert 1878).- 22. Trematodes of Minor Medical Importance.- IV. Protozoa.- 23. Trichomonas vaginalis (Donne 1836).- 24. Giardia lamblia (Stiles 1915).- 25. Entamoeba histolytica (Schaudinn 1903).- 26. Balantidium coli (Malmsten 1857).- 27. Toxoplasma gondii (Nicolle and Manceaux 1908).- 28. Cryptosporidium sp. and Cyclospora sp.- 29. Malaria: Plasmodium falciparum (Welch 1898), Plasmodium vivax (Grassi and Filetti 1889), Plasmodium ovale (Stephens 1922),Plasmodium malariae (Laveran 1881).- 30. Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas 1909).- 31. African Trypanosomes: Trypanosoma brucei gambiense (Dutton 1902) and Trypanosoma bruceirhodesiense (Stephens and Fantham 1910).- 32. Leishmania tropica (Wright 1903) and Leishmania mexicana (Biagi 1953).- 33. Leishmania braziliensis (Vianna 1911).- 34. Leishmania donovani (Ross 1903).- 35. Pneumocystis carinii (Delanoe and Delanoe 1912).- 36. Protozoans of Minor Medical Importance.- 37. Nonpathogenic Protozoa.- V. Arthropods.- 38. Insects.- 39. Arachnids.- 40. Arthropods of Minor Medical Importance.- Appendix I: Therapeutic Recommendations (Reprinted from TheMedical Letter).- Appendix II: Procedures Suggested for Examining Clinical Specimens for Agents of Parasitic Diseases.- Appendix III: Laboratory Diagnostic Methods.- Appendix IV: Diagnostic Atlas of Nematodes, Cestodes, Trematodes, and Protozoa.

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