Clinical Parasitology: A Practical Approach

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2012-11-01
  • Publisher: SAUNDERS W B CO

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Now in full color and updated with new case studies, the second edition of this straightforward text is designed to help you excel in parasitology. Learn how to confidently perform the clinical procedures needed to collect specimens and obtain diagnostically useful parasitic samples to provide the most accurate results for patients. The user-friendly design, extensive illustrations, and clear descriptions of look-alike parasites help you hone your skills and prepare for situations you may encounter in practice. Individual chapters cover various types of amebas, flagellates, hemoflagellates, malaria, miscellaneous protozoa, nematodes, filariae, cestodes, trematodes, and arthropods, commonly seen in the clinical setting.Thorough descriptions of the different forms of parasites within that organism type aid in classification.Numerous detailed drawings, with structures labeled illustrate the information in an easy-to-understand format.Characteristics at a glance tables cover the most medically important parasite forms and include comparison drawings of look alike parasites.Identification worksheets allow you to make your own drawings of parasites.Individual parasite descriptions include concise information on life cycles, epidemiology, clinical symptomatology, laboratory diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control, notes of interest, and new trends.Full-color photomicrographs included in the appropriate chapters help facilitate learning.Quick Quizzes help you assess your knowledge of specific material.Case Study: Under the Microscope gives you more real-world experiences to encounter and learn from.Focusing In boxes and Looking Back boxes give an overview and summary of each chapter to help you better understand the material.Case studies and quizzes coded to chapter objectives and level of difficulty to help you determine if you are meeting certain objectives.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Specimen Collection and Processingp. 14
The Amebasp. 41
Entamoeba histolyticap. 45
Entamoeba hartmannip. 51
Entamoeba colip. 53
Entamoeba poleckip. 56
Endolimax nanap. 58
lodamoeba bŁtschliip. 60
Entamoeba gingivalisp. 63
Naegleria fowlerip. 65
Acanthamoeba speciesp. 68
The Flagellatesp. 77
Giardia intestinalisp. 80
Chilomastix mesnilip. 86
Dientamoeba fragilisp. 88
Trichomonas hominisp. 91
Enteromonas hominisp. 92
Retortamonas intestinalisp. 94
Trichomonas tenaxp. 96
Trichomonas vaginalisp. 97
The Hemoflagellatesp. 104
Leishmania braziliensis complexp. 111
Leishmania donovani complexp. 113
Leishmania mexicana complexp. 116
Leishmania tropica complexp. 117
Trypanosoma brucei gambiensep. 120
Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiensep. 121
Trypanosoma cruzip. 123
Trypanosoma rangelip. 125
Select Sporozoa: Plasmodium and Babesiap. 129
Plasmodium vivaxp. 136
Plasmodium ovalep. 141
Plasmodium malariaep. 143
Plasmodium falciparum T47 Plasmodium knowlesip. 151
Babesia microtip. 154
Babesia divergensp. 154
Miscellaneous Protozoap. 159
Balantidium colip. 162
Isospora bellip. 165
Sarcocystis speciesp. 168
Cryptosporidium parvump. 170
Blastocystis hominisp. 172
Cyclosporaxayetanensis 174; Microsporidiap. 176
Toxoplasma gondiip. 177
Pneumocystis jiroveci (Pneumocystis carinii)p. 182
The Nematodesp. 188
Enterobius vermicularisp. 192
Trichuris trichiurap. 195
Ascaris lumbricoidesp. 197
Necator americanusp. 202
Ancylostoma duodenalep. 202
Strongyloides stercoralisp. 207
Trichinella spiralisp. 210
Dracunculus medinensisp. 213
The Filariaep. 222
Wuchereria bancroftip. 225
Brugia malayip. 227
Loa loap. 229
Onchocerca volvulusp. 231
Mansonella ozzardip. 233
Mansonella perstansp. 235
The Cestodesp. 239
Taenia saginatap. 242
Taenia soliump. 242
Hymenolepis diminutap. 247
Hymenolepis nanap. 249
Dipylidium caninump. 251
Diphyllobothrium latump. 253
Echinococcus granulosusp. 256
The Trematodesp. 265
Fasciolopsis buskip. 269
Fasciola hepaticap. 269
Clonorchis sinensisp. 271
Heterophyes heterophyesp. 273
Metagonimus yokogawaip. 273
Paragonimus westermanip. 275
Schistosoma mansonip. 277
Schistosoma japonicump. 277
Schistosoma haematobiump. 277
Artifacts and Confusersp. 286
The Arthropodsp. 297
Ticksp. 301
Mitesp. 303
Spidersp. 305
Scorpionsp. 307
Fleasp. 308
Fliesp. 310
Licep. 312
Mosquitoesp. 314
Bugsp. 316
Glossaryp. 323
Answers to Case Studies Under the Microscopep. 333
Answers to Quick Quiz Questionsp. 339
Answers to Test Your Knowledge Review Questionsp. 343
Bibliographyp. 352
Indexp. 355
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