Diagnostic Medical Parasitology

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ASM Press, 2001 - Medical - 1092 pages
This major reference, now in its fourth edition, updates and advances the field of diagnostic medical parasitology and reports on the dramatic changes that have occurred in this field. Newly recognized parasites, alternative diagnostic techniques defined by new regulatory requirements, implementation of testing based on molecular techniques, expanded tables and photographs, and new information on parasitic infections are included. The first section of the book includes comprehensive discussions of individual parasites and provides information related to life cycles, morphology, clinical disease in both immunocompetent and compromised patients, diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology, and prevention. The second half of the book offers clear, concise, comprehensive, and well–organized diagnostic procedures for use in the clinical laboratory, including techniques for parasite identification that are relevant throughout the world. The pros and cons of various test options are included throughout the diagnostic section of the book. New in the 4th Edition: Expanded life cycles and algorithms New photographs and illustrations Expanded, updated text; new tables New diagnostic procedures Expanded information on diagnostic kits Review of test order options/relevance Product/method photographs Expanded "Late–Breaking" published information

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