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Principles and Practice of Clinical Parasitology

Principles and Practice of Clinical Parasitology

Stephen Gillespie (Editor), Richard D. Pearson (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-97729-2 December 2001 680 Pages


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A comprehensive account of protozoan and metozoan diseases in modern clinical practice, with orientation towards clinical management of parasitic infections. In the past, parasitology was considered as an obscure subject of little relevance to the majority of clinicians and microbiologists. Over the last decade, however, much has happened to change this, not least the explosion in foreign travel
This textbook is the forth in the Principles and Practice series, providing an expansive and detailed coverage of clinical microbiology. It has a similar appeal to that of Zuckerman's, Principles & Practice of Clinical Virology, with an international authorship and emphasis placed on integrating new knowledge in a clinically relevant manner.
. An essential, up-to-date sourcebook on the fundamentals of human parasitology
. Provides a global approach with renowned and international authorship
. Completes the quartet of Principles and Practice series in Microbiology
List of Contributors.


1. History of Parasitology (G.C.Cook)

2. Parasite Epidemiology (D.A.P. Bundy and E. Michael)

3. Malaria (B-A. Biggs and G.V. Brown)

4. Babesiosis (J.A. Gelfand and D.P. Poutsiaka)

5. Toxoplasmosis (J.D. Schwartzman)

6. Cryptosporidiosis and Isosporiosis (C.L. Sears and B.D. Kirkpatrick)

7. Cyclospora (R.L. Guerrant and T. S. Steiner)

8. Microsporidia (E.U. Canning)

9. Amebas (U. Singh and W.A. Petri Jr)

10. Giardia lamblia (D.R. Hill)

11. Trichomonads (J.P. Ackers)

12. Pathogenic and Opportunistic Free-living Amebas: Naegleria fowleri, Acanthamoeba spp. and Balamuthia mandrillaris (A.J. Martinez and G.S. Visvesvara)

13. Leishmaniasis (R.D. Pearson et al)

14A. African Trypanosomiasis (I. Balakrishnan and A. Zumla)

14B. American Trypanosomiasis (Chagas' Disease) (L.V. Kirchhoff)

15. Blastocystis (D.J. Stenzel and R.E. Boreham)

16. Schistosomiasis (G.R. Olds and S. Dasarathy)

17. Hepatobiliary and Pulmonary Flukes: Opisthorchis, Clonorchis, Fasciola and Paragonimus Species (T.R. Hawn and E.C. Jong)

18A. Blood-borrne Filarial Infection: Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, Brugia timori, Loa loa, Mansonella perstans and Mansonella ozzardi (T.B. Nutman)

18B. Onchocerciasis (J. Whitworth)

18C. Strongyloides stercoralis and S. fulleborni (J.F. Lindo and M.G. Lee)

19A. Toxocariasis (M.R.H. Taylor and C.V. Holland)

19B. Trichinellosis (P.M. Schantz and V. Dietz)

19C. Migrating Worms (S.H. Gillespie)

20. Dracunculiasis (R. Muller)

21. Intestinal Nematodes (S.H. Gillespie)

22. Echinococcosis (R.C.A. Thompson)

23. Cestodes (K. Willms and J. Sotelo)

24. Intestinal Trematodes (T.R. Hawn and E.C. Jong)

"a vital sourcebook" (Medical Laboratory World, January 2002)
"...this is an excellent book..." (Microbiology Today, August 2002)