The last ten years have seen an increase in travel to tropical countries and, as a consequence, infections such as malaria and schistosomiasis are more common. It is therefore essential that physicians, microbiologists, and scientists are familiar with the diagnosis of these parasitic diseases. There is a growing recognition of the importance of "temperate" parasites, and this has been emphasized by the HIV epidemic.
This book is a practical manual for use in both routine diagnostic microbiology laboratories and more specialists laboratories diagnosing human parasites. All of the major groups of parasites are dealt with in individual chapters which include detailed protocols and recommendation for the diagnosis of infections caused by those parasites, together with color and black and white illustrations. The authors provide information and practical guidance appropriate for both the developed and developing world. This informative new book will be of great use to clinical pathologists, laboratory technicians, and students and researchers in tropical medicine.