Medical Parasitology: A Self-Instructional Text, Sixth Edition
Author: Leventhal, PhD, MBA, MT (ASCP)
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
Date Published: 2012
Pages: 182 plus index
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Medical Parasitology provides a concise, systematic introduction to the biology of parasites and to the epidemiology of the diseases that they cause. In addition to descriptions and photographs/drawings to assist in identifying the organism, the presentation also includes symptomatology, pathology, and treatment of deseases of medical importance.
In recent years, various events have increased the incidence of parasitic diseases among North Americans. Increased world travel by Americans and influx of immigrants from underdeveloped regions have resulted in increasing numbers of normally rare parasites. Changes in sexual behaviors have altered the usual epidemiology of certain parasitic infections. Patient with AIDS have contracted infections with previously rare opportunistic parasites. Globally, parasitic infections remain a serious health problem. These issues make early and correct laboratory diagnosis, and treatment by physicians, all the more critical.
The text is well written and arranged. The color atlas is extremely well presented and helpful.
- Clinical Laboratory Procedures
- Control and Treatment of Parasitic Diseases
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