With a new two-color design, "Markell and Voge's Medical Parasitology" has an updated and fresh look that highlights the comprehensive material students have trusted for over 40 years. Completely redrawn line drawings and improved halftones provide visual examples related directly to the textual material. The content explores the etiologic agents of human disease belonging to the animal kingdom: protozoa, helminths (worms), and arthropods (insects and spiders), all of which are a significant cause of, or link to illness encountered both in tropical and temperate environments. In addition to providing detailed descriptions of these agents, this text deals with the clinical diseases they cause, their modes of acquisition, transmission and epidemiology, and their pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
1. Introduction 2. Parasites, Parasitism, and Host Relations 3. Lumen-Dwelling Protozoa 4. Malaria 5. Other Blood- and Tissue-Dwelling Protozoa 6. The Trematodes 7. The Cestodes 8. The Intestinal Nematodes 9. The Blood- and Tissue-Dwelling Nematodes 10. Arthropods and Human Disease 11. Parasitic Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts 12. Signs and Symptoms of Parasitic Disease 13. Pseudoparasites and Pitfalls 14. Examination of Stool Specimens 15. Examination of Blood, Other Body Fluids and Tissues, Sputum, and Urine 16. Immunodiagnostic Techniques