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Chapter 132 : Taxonomy and Classification of Human Parasitic Protozoa and Helminths

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This chapter provides an outline classification of the parasitic protozoa and helminths found in humans. There are six sections: Principles of taxonomy as applied to parasites with special reference to the protozoa, Protozoa, Nematodes, Trematodes, Cestodes, and Acanthocephalans. Any differences between different interpretations of the classification of a particular group are discussed. Each section includes a table listing the medically important species and less important species in separate columns for easy reference.

Citation: Cox F. 2015. Taxonomy and Classification of Human Parasitic Protozoa and Helminths, p 2285-2292. In Jorgensen J, Pfaller M, Carroll K, Funke G, Landry M, Richter S, Warnock D (ed), Manual of Clinical Microbiology, Eleventh Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817381.ch132
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Tables

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TABLE 1

Outline classification of the parasitic protozoa (kingdom Protozoa) found in humans

Citation: Cox F. 2015. Taxonomy and Classification of Human Parasitic Protozoa and Helminths, p 2285-2292. In Jorgensen J, Pfaller M, Carroll K, Funke G, Landry M, Richter S, Warnock D (ed), Manual of Clinical Microbiology, Eleventh Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817381.ch132
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TABLE 2

Outline classification of the parasitic nematodes found in humans.

Citation: Cox F. 2015. Taxonomy and Classification of Human Parasitic Protozoa and Helminths, p 2285-2292. In Jorgensen J, Pfaller M, Carroll K, Funke G, Landry M, Richter S, Warnock D (ed), Manual of Clinical Microbiology, Eleventh Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817381.ch132
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TABLE 3

Outline classification of the trematode parasites found in humans.

Citation: Cox F. 2015. Taxonomy and Classification of Human Parasitic Protozoa and Helminths, p 2285-2292. In Jorgensen J, Pfaller M, Carroll K, Funke G, Landry M, Richter S, Warnock D (ed), Manual of Clinical Microbiology, Eleventh Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817381.ch132
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TABLE 4

Outline classification of the cestode parasites (kingdom Animalia, phylum Platyhelminthes, class Cestoda [tapeworms]) found in humans

Citation: Cox F. 2015. Taxonomy and Classification of Human Parasitic Protozoa and Helminths, p 2285-2292. In Jorgensen J, Pfaller M, Carroll K, Funke G, Landry M, Richter S, Warnock D (ed), Manual of Clinical Microbiology, Eleventh Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817381.ch132
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TABLE 5

Classification of the acanthocephalan parasites (phylum Acanthognatha [thorny- or spiny-headed worms]) found in humans

Citation: Cox F. 2015. Taxonomy and Classification of Human Parasitic Protozoa and Helminths, p 2285-2292. In Jorgensen J, Pfaller M, Carroll K, Funke G, Landry M, Richter S, Warnock D (ed), Manual of Clinical Microbiology, Eleventh Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817381.ch132

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