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Diagnostic Medical Parasitology

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ISBN-10: 1555813801

ISBN-13: 9781555813802

Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Lynne Shore Garcia

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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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Book details

Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: ASM Press
Publication date: 11/29/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1202
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 8.360
Language: English

Philosophy and approach to diagnostic parasitology
Intestinal protozoa : amebae
Intestinal protozoa : flagellates and ciliates
Intestinal protozoa (coccidia and microsporidia) and algae
Free-living amebae
Protozoa from other body sites
Malaria and babesiosis
Intestinal nematodes
Tissue nematodes
Filarial nematodes
Intestinal cestodes
Tissue cestodes : larval forms
Intestinal trematodes
Liver and lung trematodes
Blood trematodes : schistosomes
Unusual parasitic infections
Parasitic infections in the compromised host
Nosocomial and laboratory-acquired infections
Immunology of parasitic infections
Antibody and antigen detection in parasitic infections
Histologic identification of parasites
Medically important arthropods
Treatment of parasitic infections
Collection, preservation, and shipment of fecal specimens
Macroscopic and microscopic examination of fecal specimens
Additional techniques for stool examination
Examination of other specimens from the intestinal tract and the urogenital system
Sputum, aspirates, and biopsy material
Procedures for detecting blood parasites
Parasite recovery : culture methods, animal inoculation, and xenodiagnosis
Fixation and special preparation of fecal parasite specimens and arthropods
Artifacts that can be confused with parasitic organisms
Equipment, supplies, safety, and quality system recommendations for a diagnostic parasitology laboratory : factors influencing future laboratory practice
Medical parasitology : case histories