Markell & Voge's Medical Parasitology, 8e

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The 8th Edition of this popular text has been revised and updated to reflect the latest developments in the field. It explores the complete range of parasites that prey on humans; the diseases that they cause; their modes of acquisition, transmission, and epidemiology; and their pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Now presents updates on parasitic infections in immunocompromised hosts, and includes additional chapters on newly recognized human parasites. Features new illustrations and drawings of helminthic lifecycles. Contains over 290 illustrations!

  • Discusses symbiosis and parasitism, parasite classification, and the world distribution and prevalence of parasitic disease.
  • Explores arthropods both as parasites in their own right, and as vectors or intermediate hosts for other parasites.
  • Emphasizes the most recent research findings and the most cuttingtechniques for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Offers expanded and updated coverage of parasitic infections in immunocompromised hosts.
  • Presents new information on the taxonomy of intestinal protozoa and microsporidia...the freeamebae life cycle and relapse mechanism...and recently discovered parasites.
  • Contains many new illustrations, including 20 new drawings of helminthic life cycles.

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    David T. John, MSPH, PhD, Professor of Microbiology/Parasitology, Associate Dean for Basic Sciences and Graduate Studies, Oklahoma State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, OK; and William A. Petri, MD, PhD, Wade Hampton Frost Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Pathology, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA

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