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Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, 5th Edition / Edition 5

Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, 5th Edition / Edition 5

by Lynne Shore Garcia
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Covers human medical parasitology and provides comprehensive, relevant diagnostic methods in comprehensive tome.
• Presents complete information on individual parasites and provides information related to life cycles, morphology, disease presentations in the immunocompetent and compromised patient, diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology, and prevention.
• Offers clear and complete diagnostic procedures for use in the clinical microbiology laboratory, describing traditional and rapid techniques used for parasite detection and identification.
• Reviews more than 3,000 papers published since the previous edition.
• Offers a brand-new section containing medical case histories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555813802
Publisher: ASM Press
Publication date: 12/28/2006
Series: Diagnostic Medical Parasitology Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 1202
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 11.00(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I. Clinically Important Human Parasites

1. Philosophy and Approach to Diagnostic Parasitology

2. Intestinal Protozoa: Amebae

3. Intestinal Protozoa: Flagellates and Ciliates

4. Intestinal Protozoa (Coccidia and Microsporidia) and Algae

5. Free-Living Amebae

6. Protozoa from Other Body Sites

7. Malaria and Babesiosis

8. Leishmaniasis

9. Trypanosomiasis

10. Intestinal Nematodes

11. Tissue Nematodes

12. Filarial Nematodes

13. Intestinal Cestodes

14. Tissue Cestodes: Larval Forms

15. Intestinal Trematodes

16. Liver and Lung Trematodes

17. Blood Trematodes: Schistosomes

18. Unusual Parasitic Infections

19. Parasitic Infections in the Compromised Host

20. Nosocomial and Laboratory-Acquired Infections

21. Immunology of Parasitic Infections

22. Antibody and Antigen Detection in Parasitic Infections

23. Histologic Identification of Parasites

24. Medically Important Arthropods

25. Treatment of Parasitic Infections

Part II. Diagnostic Procedures

26. Collection, Preservation, and Shipment of Fecal Specimens

27. Macroscopic and Microscopic Examination of Fecal Specimens

28. Additional Techniques for Stool Examination

29. Examination of Other Specimens from the Intestinal Tract and the Urogenital System

30. Sputum, Aspirates, and Biopsy Material

31. Procedures for Detecting Blood Parasites

32. Parasite Recovery: Culture Methods, Animal Inoculation, and Xenodiagnosis

33. Fixation and Special Preparation of Fecal Parasite Specimens and Arthropods

34. Artifacts That Can Be Confused with Parasitic Organisms

35. Equipment, Supplies, Safety, and Quality System Recommendations for a Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory: Factors Influencing Future Laboratory Practice

36. Medical Parasitology: Case Histories


Appendix 1. Information Tables

Appendix 2. Flowcharts and Staining Tables for Diagnostic Procedures

Appendix 3. Common Problems in Parasite Identification

Appendix 4. Quality Control Recording Sheets

Appendix 5. Commercial Supplies and Suppliers

Appendix 6. Reference Sources

Appendix 7. Color Plates of Diagnostic Stages of Human Parasites

Appendix 8. "Late-Breaking" Published Information

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