Increased travel to tropical countries has been matched by a marked increase in the West of infections such as malaria and schistosomiasis. This comprehensive practical manual is designed for use in routine diagnostic microbiology laboratories and specialist labs diagnosing human parasites. All of the major groups of parasites are dealt with in separate sections which include detailed protocols and recommendations for the diagnosis of infections. Contributors provide information and practical guidance appropriate for both the developed and developing worlds. Contents: Strategies for the diagnosis of parasitic infections; Malaria; Toxoplasmosis; Pneumocystis carinii; Intestinal protozoa; Diagnosis of intestinal amoebic infection; Trichomonads; Leishmania and Trypanosoma; Migrating worms; Schistosomiasis; Hydatidosis and cysticercosis - larval cestodes; Microfilariae; Diagnosis of intestinal helminth infections; Histopathology of parasitic diseases. This book is intended for medical laboratory scientific officers, lab technicians, clinical pathologists, postgraduate students studying at the Schools of Tropical Medicine.
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S. Gillespie, Department of Medical Microbiology, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London. P. M. Hawkey, Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Leeds.Review:
`Without question, this book is a very welcome addition to the field of diagnostic parasitology. I would certainly recommend it for purchase by all clinical laboratories involved in microbiological and parasitological diagnosis.' Leslie H. Chappell, University of Aberdeen, Parasitology Today, vol. 12, no. 6, 1996
`This book is another excellent addition to the Practical Approach series. It is a good laboratory reference manual for use by field and health workers, diagnostic laboratories and researchers in both developing and developed countries and would be useful to students of medical parasitology.' Anne Kaukas, SGM Quarterly, February 1997
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0199633010