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This text embodies a comprehensive presentation of laboratory methods for the diagnosis of protozoan diseases. The following subjects are included: Amebiasis and other Intestinal Flagellates; the Leishmaniases, Kala-Azar, Oriental Sore and Espundia; the Trypanosomiases, east and west African type and Chagas' disease; Coccidiosis; Malaria; and Balantidiasis. The accurate diagnosis of these diseases is dependent upon carefully performed laboratory tests. Much emphasis is placed on laboratory diagnostic methods which are discussed in great detail; clinical features are mentioned only briefly.
Each protozoan organism is analyzed by a consideration of the following points, namely: morphology, life cycle, collection and preparation of material
Laboratory Diagnosis of Protozoan Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. ;18:704. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-4-704_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(4):704.
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