Clinical Parasitology A Practical Approach

ISBN-10: 1416060448
ISBN-13: 9781416060444
Edition: 2nd 2010
Authors: Elizabeth Zeibig
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List price: $68.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 11/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.52" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.496

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.

Introduction
Specimen Collection and Processing
The Amebas
Entamoeba histolytica
Entamoeba hartmanni
Entamoeba coli
Entamoeba polecki
Endolimax nana
lodamoeba b�tschlii
Entamoeba gingivalis
Naegleria fowleri
Acanthamoeba species
The Flagellates
Giardia intestinalis
Chilomastix mesnili
Dientamoeba fragilis
Trichomonas hominis
Enteromonas hominis
Retortamonas intestinalis
Trichomonas tenax
Trichomonas vaginalis
The Hemoflagellates
Leishmania braziliensis complex
Leishmania donovani complex
Leishmania mexicana complex
Leishmania tropica complex
Trypanosoma brucei gambiense
Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense
Trypanosoma cruzi
Trypanosoma rangeli
Select Sporozoa: Plasmodium and Babesia
Plasmodium vivax
Plasmodium ovale
Plasmodium malariae
Plasmodium falciparum T47 Plasmodium knowlesi
Babesia microti
Babesia divergens
Miscellaneous Protozoa
Balantidium coli
Isospora belli
Sarcocystis species
Cryptosporidium parvum
Blastocystis hominis
Cyclosporaxayetanensis 174; Microsporidia
Toxoplasma gondii
Pneumocystis jiroveci (Pneumocystis carinii)
The Nematodes
Enterobius vermicularis
Trichuris trichiura
Ascaris lumbricoides
Necator americanus
Ancylostoma duodenale
Strongyloides stercoralis
Trichinella spiralis
Dracunculus medinensis
The Filariae
Wuchereria bancrofti
Brugia malayi
Loa loa
Onchocerca volvulus
Mansonella ozzardi
Mansonella perstans
The Cestodes
Taenia saginata
Taenia solium
Hymenolepis diminuta
Hymenolepis nana
Dipylidium caninum
Diphyllobothrium latum
Echinococcus granulosus
The Trematodes
Fasciolopsis buski
Fasciola hepatica
Clonorchis sinensis
Heterophyes heterophyes
Metagonimus yokogawai
Paragonimus westermani
Schistosoma mansoni
Schistosoma japonicum
Schistosoma haematobium
Artifacts and Confusers
The Arthropods
Ticks
Mites
Spiders
Scorpions
Fleas
Flies
Lice
Mosquitoes
Bugs
Glossary
Answers to Case Studies Under the Microscope
Answers to Quick Quiz Questions
Answers to Test Your Knowledge Review Questions
Bibliography
Index

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