Covers human medical parasitology and provides comprehensive, relevant diagnostic methods in comprehensive tome. * Presents complete information on individual parasites and provides information related to life cycles, morphology, disease presentations in the immunocompetent and compromised patient, diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology, and prevention. * Offers clear and complete diagnostic procedures for use in the clinical microbiology laboratory, describing traditional and rapid techniques used for parasite detection and identification. * Reviews more than 3,000 papers published since the previous edition. * Offers a brand-new section containing medical case histories. This title is published by the American Society of Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.