Medical Parasitology: A Self-Instructional Text

Author: Ruth Leventhal PhD MBA MLS (ASCP) and Russell F. Cheadle MS MLS (ASCP)
Publisher: F.A. Davis
Date Published: 2020
Pages: 215
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Expiration Date: 12/31/2024

This course meets the 1-hour Florida specialty requirement in microbiology. For those certified by ASCP, this exam provides 12 contact hours in microbiology.

Medical Parasitology: A Self-Instructional Text is designed to provide a concise description of the biology and epidemiology of human parasites, coupled with an extensive series of color photographs and line drawings to facilitate visual recognition of parasites found in clinical specimens.

In recent years, various phenomena have increased the incidence of parasitic diseases among North Americans. Increased world travel by U.S. residents and the influx of immigrants from underdeveloped regions have brought increasing numbers of once seldom-encountered parasites into this country. Shifts in sexual behaviors have altered the traditionally accepted epidemiology of infections such as giardiasis and amebiasis. In addition, individuals with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) have contracted infections caused by previously rare opportunistic parasites and have suffered more severe symptoms from infection caused by usually less virulent organisms. Such situations lend an increased urgency to correctly diagnose and treat parasitic diseases by U.S physicians and to detect these diseases by laboratory technologists.



Atlas • Nematoda • Cestoda • Digenea • Protozoa: Amoebida • Protozoa: Intestinal Flagellates and Ciliates • Protozoa: The Hemoflagellates Trypanosoma spp. and Leishmania spp. • Protozoa: Sporozoa • Arthropoda • Clinical Laboratory Procedures • Control and Treatment of Parasitic Disease

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