Medical Parasitology PDF Seventh Edition

Medical Parasitology gives the reader a quick, organized look at the biology and spread of parasitic diseases in humans. The medical parasitology pdf has many carefully coordinated graphics all over it. Many of the changes were made in this revision because people who used the previous editions told us what they thought. Each parasitic disease is now shown in more detail.

Medical Parasitology PDF
Medical Parasitology: A Self-Instructional Text

New parasites have been added, most notably those linked to AIDS, but many more. A lot more has been learned about the role of arthropods as ectoparasites, and the coverage of serologic testing has been expanded. There are now lists of where you can get these things for general and immunologic supplies. Epidemiology and treatment topics have been rearranged in the last chapter of the pdf of Medical parasitology, and they’re even more detailed in that chapter.

Preface of Medical Parasitology PDF

There are numerous textbooks available on parasitology. Some of this Medical Parasitology book goes into considerable detail about parasite biology, while others are more graphic. Both types are required by the laboratorian or clinician. This book was written to provide a concise overview of the biology and epidemiology of human parasites and an extensive collection of color photographs and line drawings to aid in the visual recognition of parasites found in clinical specimens.

Additionally, several modes of graphic presentation have been incorporated to assist in the diverse learning methods and mastering the requisites. This book came about due to our understanding of the necessity for a self-instructional parasitology text.

Currently available formal course instruction in medical parasitology is frequently limited and is generally not designed to accommodate various learning styles. Russell Cheadle conceptualized and wrote the first draft of this self-help text, but subsequent research and writing became an actual collaborative effort.

Authors of Medical Parasitology

Ruth Leventhal, Ph.D., MBA, MT (ASCP)
Provost and Dean Emerita
Professor of Biology Emeritus
Penn-State Harrisburg
Middletown, Pennsylvania

Russell F. Cheadle, MS, MT (ASCP)
Program Director and Professor
Medical Laboratory Technology
Macomb Community College
Macomb, Michigan


1 Introduction 1
Learning objectives for the chapter 1
Glossary 2
Introduction 2
What is parasitology? 4
Classification of parasites 4
How to use this text 5
Pre-test 6
Bibliography 7

2 Nematoda 9
Learning objectives for the
chapter 9
Glossary 10
Introduction 11
Intestinal nematodes 12
Enterobius vermicularis
(pinworm, seatworm) 14
Trichuris trichiura (whipworm) 16
Ascaris lumbricoides (large
intestinal roundworm) 17
Necator americanus
(new world hookworm)
and Ancylostoma duodenale
(old world hookworm) 19
Strongyloides stercoralis
(threadworm) 21
Trichinella spiralis
(trichinosis; trichinellosis) 23
Dracunculus medinensis
(guinea worm) 25
Filariae: tissue nematodes 26
Filariae 28
Zoonoses 30
Post-test 34
Bibliography 35

3 Cestoda 37
Learning objectives for the
chapter 37
Glossary 38
Introduction 38
Hymenolepis nana
(dwarf tapeworm) 41
Taenia saginata (beef
tapeworm) and Taenia
solium (pork tapeworm) 42
Diphyllobothrium latum
(broadfish tapeworm) 44
Echinococcus granulosus
(hydatid tapeworm) 46
Post-test 48
Bibliography 50

4 Digenea 51
Learning objectives for the chapter 51
Glossary 52
Introduction 52
Fasciolopsis buski (large
intestinal fluke) and Fasciola
hepatica (sheep liver fluke) 55
Clonorchis sinensis
(Oriental or Chinese
liver fluke; Opisthorchis) 57
Heterophyes heterophyes and
Metagonimus yokogawai
(heterophyids) 59
Paragonimus westermani (Oriental
lung fluke) 61
Schistosoma spp. (blood flukes) 63
Post-test 66
Bibliography 68

5 Protozoa 69
Learning objectives for the chapter 69
Glossary 70
Introduction 71
Class lobosea 72
Naegleria fowleri (primary amebic
meningoencephalitis): 74
Acanthamoebia spp. (Granulomatous
amebic enophalitis): 75
Entamoeba histolytica (ameba) 76
Superclass mastigophora 81
Giardia lamblia (flagellate) 83
Dientamoeba fragilis (intestinal
flagellate) 85
Trichomonas vaginalis (atrial
flagellate) 86
Nonpathogenic intestinal
flagellates 88
Kinetoplastida 89
Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense
(east african sleeping sickness)
and Trypanosoma brucei
gambiense (west african
sleeping sickness) 90
Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas’
disease) 92
Leishmania tropica, L. mexicana,
L. braziliensis, and L. donovani
species complexes
(leishmaniasis): 94
Class kinetofragminophorea 96
Balantidium coli (ciliate) 96
Class sporozoa 98
Plasmodium species (malaria): 100
Babesia species: 103
Subclass coccidia 105
Microsporidia 108
Pneumocystis carinii 110
Post-test 114
Bibliography 116

6 Arthropoda 119
Learning objectives for the chapter 119
Glossary 120
Arthropods 120
Insect morphology 126
Post-test 133
Bibliography 134

7 Clinical Laboratory
Procedures 137
Learning objectives for the chapter 137
Introduction 138
Specimen transport procedures 138
Fecal examination 138
Other diagnostic procedures 150
Immunodiagnostic methods 155
Reagent preparation 161
Post-test 163
Bibliography 164

8 Control and Treatment
of Parasitic Disease 167
Learning objectives for the chapter 167
Introduction 168
Defining terms 168
Controlling parasitic disease 168
Treating parasitic disease 172
Summary 175
Bibliography 181

Book details

  • Book Name: Medical Parasitology: A Self-Instructional Text
  • Publisher ‏: ‎ F.A. Davis Company; Seventh edition (October 28, 2019)
  • Language ‏: ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏: ‎ 312 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏: ‎ 0803675798
  • ISBN-13 ‏: ‎ 978-0803675797
  • Item Weight ‏: ‎ 1.5 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏: ‎ 8.5 x 0.47 x 10.88 inches

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