Parasitism is a kind of symbiosis,
a close and persistent long-term biological interaction between the parasite
and its host. Topics covered includes: Etymology, Evolutionary strategies,
Parasitic castrators, Parasitoids, Transmission strategies, Hyperparasitism,
Social parasitism, Brood parasitism, Kleptoparasitism, Sexual parasitism,
Adelphoparasitism, Taxonomic range, Host defences, Evolutionary ecology.
This lecture note
is devoted to providing general aspects of parasitology in addition to
covering human parasites in two major groups -the protozoa and helminths
including their distribution, habitat, morphology, life cycle, pathogenicity,
prevention and control, laboratory diagnosis and their relevance to
Ethiopia. It has also appendices, which discuss the collection of laboratory
specimens, preservatives of stool sample, frequently used parasitological
diagnostic methods and reagent preparation.
This book covers the following topics: The Ameba, The
Ciliates, Coccidia, and Microsporidia, The Flagellates, The Cestodes
(Tapeworms), The Nematodes (Roundworms), The Trematodes (Flukes), Unusual
Tissue Dwelling Nematodes, Larval Cestodes and Nematodes which Infect Man,
Malaria, The Blood Nematodes, Babesia, Trypanosomes, and Leishmania,
Arthropod Vectors, Artifacts and Confounders.
Author(s): Michael J. Cuomo, Lawrence B. Noel and
Daryl B. White
This note deals with the subjects of clinical parasitology and medical
mycology. It explains the following topics: Introduction to Parasitology, Nematodes, Cestodes, Trematodes,
Intestinal Protozoa, Blood and Tissue Protozoa, Malaria, Arthropods and
This book describes the following topics: Intestinal Parasites:
Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, Taeniarhynchus saginatus,
Diphyllobothrium latum and Ascaris lumbricoides, Blood Parasites: Trypanosoma
brucei subspecies, Trypanosoma cruzi, Plasmodium species and Schistosoma
species, Tissue and Other Parasites: Leishmania species, Toxoplasma gondii,
Fasciola hepatica, Onchocerca volvulus and Trichinella spiralis.