Key Features

  • Thorough descriptions of the different forms of parasites within that organism type aid in classification.
  • Characteristics at a Glance tables cover the most medically important parasite forms and include comparison drawings of look alike parasites.
  • Test Your Knowledge! review questions enhance review and retention of chapter content.
  • Numerous detailed drawings, with structures labeled illustrate the information in an easy-to-understand format.
  • Individual parasite descriptions include concise information on life cycles, epidemiology, clinical symptomatology, laboratory diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control, notes of interest, and new trends.
  • Increased number of case studies offers more opportunities for application of chapter content to real-life scenarios.
  • Identification worksheets let you make your own drawings of parasites.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Specimen Collection and Processing
Chapter 3 The Amebas
Chapter 4 The Flagellates
Chapter 5 The Hemoflagellates
Chapter 6 Select Sporozoa: Plasmodium and Babesia
Chapter 7 Miscellaneous Protozoa
Chapter 8 The Nematodes
Chapter 9 The Filiariae
Chapter 10 The Cestodes
Chapter 11 The Trematodes
Chapter 12 Artifacts and Confusers
Chapter 13 The Arthropods
Appendix A Glossary
Appendix B Answers to Under the Microscope Case Studies
Appendix C Answers to Quick Quiz Questions
Appendix D Answers to Test Your Knowledge Questions
Appendix E Bibliography

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Saunders
Electronic ISBN:
9781455709632
Electronic ISBN:
9780323292900
Print ISBN:
9781416060444

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