Parasitology for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Professionals

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Cengage Learning, Feb 22, 2011 - Medical - 288 pages
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PARASITOLOGY FOR MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIANS guides your students in understanding the background, source, recovery, and identification of a well-representative range of organisms that commonly affect humans. This text organizes a complex set of topics into an understandable and easy-to-read format that will help your students learn more about parasitic infections and how to effectively collect and prepare samples, aiding in the diagnosis of parasitosis. The subtle differences between similar parasitic organisms are explained in a simple and easily understood manner, increasing the likelihood that your students will be able to recover the parasites, prepare them for identification and, subsequently, ensure effective treatment.
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Contents

Background of Parasitology
1
Epidemiology and Conditions Leading to Parasitic Infestations
15
Protozoal Microorganisms as Intestinal Parasites
35
Blood Intracellular and Other Tissue Protozoa
77
Epidemiology of Nematodes Cestodes and Trematodes
119
Intestinal Nematodes
135
Intestinal Cestodes
161
Intestinal Trematodes
181
Invasive Tissue Parasites
199
Ectoparasites
213
Organisms Borne by Ticks and Other Vectors
227
Laboratory Procedures for Identifying Parasitic Organisms and Their Ova
253
Glossary
287
Index
305
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John W. Ridley, Ph.D., RN, MT (ASCP), has served as a medical technologist, trainer, educator, manager, and program administrator throughout a varied, 30-year career with a strong emphasis on medical laboratory occupations. After serving as a patient care technician and respiratory therapy assistant, Dr. Ridley entered military service, became a combat medic, and then trained and served as a medical laboratory technican at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Following his military service, Dr. Ridley earned a bachelor of science degree in zoology and a master's of education degree from the University of Georgia. To complete his education, Dr. Ridley earned a Ph.D. in health and human services, with an emphasis in psychology, and became a registered nurse. He currently serves as director of medical laboratory technology at West Central Technical School in Waco, Georgia, and is the author of several textbooks on clinical laboratory science topics.

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