Chapter

Parasitic Infections

Jon E. Rosenblatt and Bobbi S. Pritt

in Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases Board Review

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199827626
Published online June 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199929641 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199827626.003.0022

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Parasitic Infections

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This chapter covers protozoa, helminths, and arthropods. 1. Protozoa are single-celled, microscopic eukaryotic organisms like amebae and Giardia. Helminths are parasitic worms including nematodes (roundworms), cestodes (tapeworms), and trematodes (flukes). Arthropods, like ticks and mites, are generally considered parasites. Specific organisms reviewed include Giardia lamblia, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Blastocystis hominis, Entamoeba histolytica, Plasmodium falciparum, Babesia microti, and Toxoplasma gondii. Diagnosis and treatment of different types of infection are also reviewed.

Chapter.  9876 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases

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