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Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Parasitology

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By Sun Tsieh. . 317 pages. Igaku-Shoin; , New York: , 1988.. $85.00

Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(6):519. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-109-6-519_1
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This handsomely printed and photographed volume combines the full-color pictures of parasites, pathology specimens, and patients found in an atlas with a concise description of the epidemiologic, parasitologic, clinical description, pathologic features, and laboratory diagnosis of human disease. The intended audience is community health practitioners and clinical pathologists in industrialized countries who must deal with increasing cases of "exotic" parasitic diseases due to travel, immigration from developing countries, opportunistic infections in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and other conditions associated with immunosuppression or deficiency.

A concise synthesis such as this one runs obvious risks of excessive simplification, misplaced



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