Chapter 3 : Parasites

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This section of provides a list of taxonomic designations of various parasites. This catalogue of pathogenic microorganisms is an effort directed by the need for concise, practical information that will help increase the understanding of microbial pathogens. The reference list included in the section presents a selection of the most contemporary books, reviews, and the most clinically relevant journal articles.

Citation: Jorgensen J, Pfaller M. 2004. Parasites, p 189-235. In A Clinician's Dictionary of Pathogenic Microorganisms. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817756.ch3
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1. Adam, R. D. 2001. Biology of Giardia lamblia. Clin. Microbiol. Rev. 14: 447 475.
2. Franzen, C.,, and A. Müller. 1999. Molecular techniques for detection, species differentiation, and phylogenetic analysis of microsporidia. Clin. Microbiol. Rev. 12: 243 285.
3. Garcia, L. S. 2001. Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, 4th ed. ASM Press, Washington, D.C.
4. Homer, M. J.,, I. Aguilar-Delfin,, S. R. Telford III,, P. J. Krause,, and D. H. Persing. 2000. Babesiosis. Clin. Microbiol. Rev. 13: 451 469.
5. Hunter, P. R.,, and G. Nichols. 2002. Epidemiology and clinical features of Cryptosporidium infection in immunocompromised patients. Clin. Microbiol. Rev. 15: 145 154.
6. Murray, P. R.,, G. S. Kobayashi,, M. A. Pfaller,, and K. S. Rosenthal. 2002. Medical Microbiology, 4th ed. Mosby, St. Louis, Mo.
7. Murray, P. R.,, E. J. Baron,, J. H. Jorgensen,, M. A. Pfaller,, and R. H. Yolken. 2003. Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 8th ed. ASM Press, Washington, D.C.
8. Pfaller, M. A., 2002. Parasitology, p. 1291 1344. In K. D. McClatchey (ed.), Clinical Laboratory Medicine, 2nd ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pa.
9. Phillips, R. S. 2001. Current status of malaria and potential for control. Clin. Microbiol. Rev. 14: 206 226.
10. Stenzel, D. J.,, and P. F. BoreLanz. 1996. Blastocystis hominis revisited. Clin. Microbiol. Rev. 9: 563 584.

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