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Diagnostic Medical Parasitology

Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, a major reference now in its fifth edition, reviews the dramatic changes that have occurred since the publication of the previous edition. Unique in the field, this revised volume covers human medical parasitology and provides comprehensive, relevant diagnostic methods in one package. Authored by an acknowledged expert with many years of practical experience as a medical technologist and as a member of the teaching group at UCLA, the new edition includes significantly updated material and introduces new features. A chapter covering medical case histories has been added as well as many spectacular figures. Summary tables have been augmented and appropriately updated. Newly recognized parasites are incorporated, new and improved diagnostic methods are discussed, relevant regulatory requirements are covered, and expanded sections detailing artifact material and histological diagnosis are included. The logical organization and the format of previous editions have been retained in the fifth edition of Diagnostic Medical Parasitology. The first section of the book 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. The second section offers clear and complete diagnostic procedures for use in the clinical microbiology laboratory, describing traditional and rapid techniques used for parasite detection and identification.
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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 Appendixes 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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