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Print Price: $319.00

800 pp.
117 color halftones, 397 b/w halftones, 72 linecuts, 216 mm x 284 mm


Publication date:
December 1999

Imprint: OUP US

Diagnostic Pathology of Parasitic Infections with Clinical Correlations

Second Edition

Yezid Gutierrez

This book provides a comprehensive reference and diagnostic aid to the practicing pathologist or infectious disease specialist encountering a parasite in an examined tissue sample. Organized by phylogenetic group, the text facilitates diagnosis by discussing common characteristics and patterns of different parasites, and misleading artifacts that resemble parasites in tissue. This second edition includes molecular biology and immunologic aspects, and a more in-depth discussion of syndromes more prevalent due to increased world travel, immigration and the AIDS epidemic.


  • "The first edition of this book established a new category of text: a single-suthor complete reference atlas of the microscopic appearance of parasites in human tissues.... An exceptionally successful endeavor.... this new edition has excellent figures and an expanded text.... wealth of detail and the capillary treatment of the subject matter found in Gutierrez's volume." --Doody's
  • Reviews of the First Edition "This is an excellent book for pathologists, clinicians, and parasitologists interested in the pathology of parasitic infections. The text is well written and clearly organized. The reader is not only presented with clear descriptions but with a useful perspective of the relationships between organisms."--Journal of Parasitology
  • "There is no similarly up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of the pathology of parasitic infections in print, and Dr. gutierrez's book thus serves as a needed reference for the diagnosis of even the most exotic parasitic disease."--Human Pathology
  • "...[Diagnosic Pathology of Parasitic Infections with Clinical Correlations] is a truly wonderful volume destined to become a classic for pathologists and parasitologists alike."--Modern Pathology
  • "This textbook provides a splendid overview of the morphology, pathogenesis, pathological appearance, and clinical features of parasitic infestations. This book is of value in both increasing one's understanding of how parasites cause disease, as well as aiding in the laboratory diagnosis of these diseases." -- Family Medicine and International Health newsletter, Winter 2000, No. 4

1. Introduction
Part I The Protists
2. Microspora
3. Intestinal and Urogenital Flagellates
4. The Leishmaniae
5. The Trypanosomes
6. Free Living Amebae
7. Intestinal Amebae
8. Intestinal Apicomplexa
9. Tissue Apicomplexa
10. Apicomplexa of the Blood
11. The Ciliates
Part II The Nematodes
12. Rhabditida
13. Strongylida
14. Cutaneous Larva Migrans
15. Oxyurida
16. Ascaridida
17. Visceral Larva Migrans
18. Spirurida
19. Filariae of Lymphatics
20. Filariae of Subcutaneous Tissues and Body Cavities
21. Filariae of Lungs, Brain, and Eyes
22. Trichinelloidea
Part III The Trematodes
23. Trematodes of the Blood Vessels
24. Biliary and Pancreatic Trematodes
25. Intestinal, Pulmonary, Eye and other Trematodes
Part IV The Cestodes
26. Cysticercosis, Coenurosis, Sparganosis, and Proliferating Cestode Larvae
27. Echinococcus--Hydatid Disease
Part V The Arthropods
28. Pentastomes, Demodex Mites, Scabies, Flies, and Fleas
Part VI Differential Diagnosis
29. A guide to Differential Diagnosis by Organ Systems and Tissues with a Listing of Parasites

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Yezid Gutierrez is at Case Western Reserve University.

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Special Features

  • 117 color photos new to this edition
  • Many new parasites are discussed
  • appendix provides cross-referenced information on parasites found at each given sight
  • new material onthe molecular biolog of how parasites produce disease in humans
  • new classification systems for Protists, the capillarids and Trichinella are included