A Textbook of Medical Parasitology
R Panjarathinam
180 x 240 mm
Year of Publishing
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Universities Press

Medical Parasitology is a branch of Microbiology which deals with parasites and their relationships with their hosts. This edition is a detailed study and includes a discussion of the diseases caused by parasites and their treatment. New in this edition:

  1. Six pages of colour photographs have been included. The book is generously illustrated with new line drawings.
  2. A detailed summary is given at the end of relevant chapters.
  3. Questions and answers have also been provided on all major topics
  4. A glossary of technical terms has been included, to provide quick reference.
  5. Information has been updated in this edition. For example, a spectrum of parasitic opportunists found in association with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection have been looked at, and chapters discussing immunoparasitology, recent parasitic serology, culture media, free living amebae, microsporadia and tumour associated parasites have been included.
  6. New topics such as pseudoparasites, stool and blood examinations, serological tests, treatment, signs and symptoms of parasitic diseases, parasites of various organs and common parasites prevalent in India, have also been added.
R.Panjarathinam, is a professor of microbiology at the B.J.Medical Colege, Ahmedabad. He has devoted a lifetime to the study of parasitology. He is credited with reporting Schistosoma nasalis in the nasal granuloma of cattle, for the first time, in Pondicherry (India). The book bears the stamp of his painstaking research.
General Introduction
01 Protozoa
02 Rhizopoda
(Entameba histolytic a, Entameba coli, Free living ameba)
03 Zoomastigophorea
Giardia intestinalis, Genus trichomonas, Trichomonas vaginalis, Genus
trypanosoma, Trypanosoma gambiense, Trypanosoma cruzi, Genus
leishmania, Leishmania donovani, Dermalleishmanoid, Leishmania tropica
Leishmania braziliensis)
04  Sporozoa
(Family eimeriidae, Genus isospora, Genus eimeria, Cryptosporidium
parvum, Microsporida, Family Plasmodiiae, Malarial parasites of humans,
Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium malariae,
Plasmodium ovale, Laboratory study of malarial parasites, Pathology
of malaria, Babesia, Toxoplasma gondii, Sarcocystis lindemanni,
Pneumocystis carinii)
05 Ciliatea
(Balantidium coli)
06 Cestodes
(Pseuophyllidean tapeworms of humans, Diphyllobothrium latum,
Cyclophyllidean tapeworms of humans, Taenia saginata, Taenia solium,
Echinococus granulosus, Echinococcus vogeli, Hymenolepis nana,
Hymenolepis diminuta, Dipylidium caninum)
07 Class Trematoda
(Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma japonicum,
Gastrodiscoides hominis, Fasciola hepatica, Fasciolopsis buski, Clonorchis
sinensis, Opisthorchis feline~s, Heterophyes heterophyes, Metagonimus
yokogawai, Paragonimus westermani)
08 Class Nematoda
(General characteristics, Structure, Reproductive systems, Trichinella spiralis,
Trichuris trichiura, Capillaria philippinensis, Strongyloides Stercoral is,
Superfamily Strongyloidea, Ancylostoma duodenale, Cutaneous larva migrans,
Visceral larva migrans, Necator americanus, Ancylostoma braziliense,
Superfamily Oxyuroidea, Enterobius vermicularis, Superfamily Ascaridoidea,
Ascaris lumbricoides, Toxocara canis, Anisakis marina, Superfamily Filarioidea,
Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, Onchocerca volvulus, Dipetalonema
Perstans, MansoneIIa ozzardi, Loa loa, Human dirofilariasis, Superfamily:
Dracunculoidea, Dracunculus medinensis, Superfamily Spiruroidea
Gnathostoma spinigerum, Gnathostoma hispidum, Angiostrongylus cantonensis)
09 Immunoparasitology
Immunity to protozoa, African trypanosomiasis, American trypanosomiasis,
Immunity to helminths, Nematodes, Trematodes, Cestodes)
10 Parasitisms-Occurrence, Symptoms and Treatment
(Parasites of various organs, Intestinal parasites, Genito-urinary parasites,
Tissue parasites, vascular parasites, Tumour associated parasites,
Helminths, Parasitic opportunists associated with HIV infection, Parasites
of radiological importance, Parasites of ophthalmic importance, Parasites of
cardiac importance, Parasites of gynecological importance, Zoonotic parasites,
Symptomatology of parasitic diseases, Treatment)
11 vectors and Diseases
(Mosquito, Sand fly, Biting midges, Black fly, Common housefly, Mouth parts
of musca, Tse-tse fly, Mango fly, Assassin bug, Rat flea, Sucking louse, Tick,
Itch mite, Mange mite, Phylum moIIusca, Gastropoda)
12 Laboratory Examinations
(Blood examination for parasites, Stains, Preparation of films, Examination of.
blood for malarial parasites, Parasitic count, Examination of blood for
microfilariae, Blood culture, Recent parasitic serology, Infections due to.
toxoplasma gondii and trypanosoma cruzi, Stool examination for parasites,
Methods of examination of stool, Pseudo-parasites, Examination of skin scraping
for identification of mites)
13 Culture Media
(Microsporida, In vitro growth of microsporidia, Electron microscopy of
microsporidia, Serology, Opportunistic parasites and AIDS)

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