1887

Section 7 : Parasitic Diagnosis

MyBook is a cheap paperback edition of the original book and will be sold at uniform, low price.

Preview this chapter:
Zoom in
Zoomout

Parasitic Diagnosis, Page 1 of 2

| /docserver/preview/fulltext/10.1128/9781683670070/9781683670063.ch7-1.gif /docserver/preview/fulltext/10.1128/9781683670070/9781683670063.ch7-2.gif

Abstract:

Diagnosis of most parasitic infections has traditionally been made by the microscopic examination of clinical material, necessitating that highly trained technologists spend a significant amount of time examining individual specimens. In most developed countries, the prevalence of parasitic infection is very low, and as a result, many laboratories send their parasitic testing to large referral laboratories where expertise is centralized and competency can more easily be maintained. For the detection of more common parasites, immunoassays have been developed (e.g., and ). However, these tests are adjuncts to the microscopic examination of specimens for ova and parasites and can rarely replace microscopy. Likewise, a number of tests have been developed to detect parasite-specific nucleic acids, and recently, these assays have been FDA cleared for direct detection from stool.

Citation: Doern C. 2018. Parasitic Diagnosis, p 285-321. In Pocket Guide to Clinical Microbiology, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781683670070.ch7
Highlighted Text: Show | Hide
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

Figures

Image of Figure 7.1
Figure 7.1

Intestinal amebae of humans. (Top row) Trophozoites. (Middle row) Cysts. (Bottom row) Trophozoite nuclei, shown in relative proportion. From Jorgensen JH, Pfaller MA, Carroll KC, Funke G, Landry ML, Richter SS, Warnock DW (ed.), 11th ed., ASM Press, Washington, D.C., 2015.

Citation: Doern C. 2018. Parasitic Diagnosis, p 285-321. In Pocket Guide to Clinical Microbiology, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781683670070.ch7
Permissions and Reprints Request Permissions
Download as Powerpoint
Image of Figure 7.2
Figure 7.2

Intestinal and urogenital flagellates of humans. (Top row) Trophozoites. (Bottom row) Cysts. trophozoite is shown; a cyst stage for has recently been found but is not shown here. From Jorgensen JH, Pfaller MA, Carroll KC, Funke G, Landry ML, Richter SS, Warnock DW (ed.), 11th ed., ASM Press, Washington, D.C., 2015.

Citation: Doern C. 2018. Parasitic Diagnosis, p 285-321. In Pocket Guide to Clinical Microbiology, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781683670070.ch7
Permissions and Reprints Request Permissions
Download as Powerpoint
Image of Figure 7.3
Figure 7.3

Relative sizes of helminth eggs (from CDC). and have been omitted. From M. Brooke and D. Melvin, , 2nd ed., U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publication (CDC) 84-8116, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, 1984.

Citation: Doern C. 2018. Parasitic Diagnosis, p 285-321. In Pocket Guide to Clinical Microbiology, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781683670070.ch7
Permissions and Reprints Request Permissions
Download as Powerpoint

References

/content/book/10.1128/9781683670070.section7

Tables

Generic image for table
Table 7.1

Detection methods for parasites

Citation: Doern C. 2018. Parasitic Diagnosis, p 285-321. In Pocket Guide to Clinical Microbiology, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781683670070.ch7
Generic image for table
Table 7.2

Trophozoites of common intestinal amebae

Citation: Doern C. 2018. Parasitic Diagnosis, p 285-321. In Pocket Guide to Clinical Microbiology, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781683670070.ch7
Generic image for table
Table 7.3

Cysts of common intestinal amebae

Citation: Doern C. 2018. Parasitic Diagnosis, p 285-321. In Pocket Guide to Clinical Microbiology, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781683670070.ch7
Generic image for table
Table 7.4

Trophozoites of flagellates

Citation: Doern C. 2018. Parasitic Diagnosis, p 285-321. In Pocket Guide to Clinical Microbiology, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781683670070.ch7
Generic image for table
Table 7.5

Cysts of flagellates

Citation: Doern C. 2018. Parasitic Diagnosis, p 285-321. In Pocket Guide to Clinical Microbiology, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781683670070.ch7
Generic image for table
Table 7.6

Morphological characteristics of ciliates, coccidia, microsporidia, and tissue protozoa

Citation: Doern C. 2018. Parasitic Diagnosis, p 285-321. In Pocket Guide to Clinical Microbiology, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781683670070.ch7
Generic image for table
Table 7.7

Morphological characteristics of protozoa found in blood

Citation: Doern C. 2018. Parasitic Diagnosis, p 285-321. In Pocket Guide to Clinical Microbiology, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781683670070.ch7
Generic image for table
Table 7.8

Morphological characteristics of blood and tissue nematodes

Citation: Doern C. 2018. Parasitic Diagnosis, p 285-321. In Pocket Guide to Clinical Microbiology, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781683670070.ch7
Generic image for table
Table 7.9

Morphological characteristics of helminths

Citation: Doern C. 2018. Parasitic Diagnosis, p 285-321. In Pocket Guide to Clinical Microbiology, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781683670070.ch7

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Please check the format of the address you have entered.
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error