Clinical Parasitology: A Practical Approach
Here's a text/laboratory manual that provides practical information on performing, reading, and interpreting parasitology tests. The two-fold focus is on organism identification and laboratory diagnosis techniques. Features thorough descriptions of parasitic forms, numerous detailed drawings with labeled structures, tables on the typical characteristics of medically important parasite forms, and comparison drawings of similar parasites. Also includes case studies, chapter summaries, and color plate inserts.
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Typical Characteristics at a Glance Tables
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