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Diagnosis of Parasitic Infections

Parasitology

General Parasitology

  1. Stephen H. Gillespie MD FRCP(Edin) FRCPath Professor of Medical Microbiology; and Regional Microbiologist

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0171

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Gillespie, S. H. 2010. Diagnosis of Parasitic Infections. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Royal Free and University College Medical School, Centre for Medical Microbiology, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Specimens
  • 3
    Immunological Diagnosis
  • 4
    Molecular Diagnosis

Keywords:

  • parasitic infection diagnosis;
  • examining stools-for presence of Giardia cysts;
  • health facilities in endemic areas-severe shortage of resources for medical services;
  • determining epidemiology or epizoology of parasitic infections;
  • macroscopic and microscopic examinations;
  • sigmoidoscopy and ulcer scrapings for amebiasis diagnosis;
  • immunological and molecular diagnostics;
  • immunological diagnosis-attractive approach to parasitic diagnosis