Imaging of Parasitic Diseases by Mohamed E. Abd El Bagi, Maurice C. Haddad, Jean C. Tamraz,

By Mohamed E. Abd El Bagi, Maurice C. Haddad, Jean C. Tamraz, A.L. Baert

This ebook presents an outline of the imaging findings of parasitic ailments utilizing smooth imaging apparatus. The chapters include brief descriptions of causative pathogens, epidemiology, modes of transmission, pathology, medical manifestations, laboratory exams, and imaging findings, with illustrative examples of parasitic illnesses which may have an effect on numerous platforms of the human physique. Tables summarizing key diagnostic good points and medical info pertinent to prognosis also are incorporated. This publication is meant for radiologists worldwide.

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Clinical findings of malaria include fever with chills, sweating, anemia, leucopenia, and splenomegaly (Murray et al. 2005; Botero 2003; Binford and Connor 1976; Hasleton 1996; Travis et al. 2002; Fishman et al. 1998; Taylor and White 2002). Diagnosis is usually made by Chapter 3 Imaging of Parasitic Diseases of the Thorax identifying trophozoites or other parasitic forms within the erythrocytes in a thin blood smear or parasites in a thick smear. Serologic and nucleic acid amplification tests are also available (Murray et al.

47 Microfilariae (Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia) . . . . . 48 Gnathostomiasis . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Cestodes (Tapeworms) . . . . . . . . . . Unilocular Cystic Echinococcosis . . . . . . Alveolar Echinococcosis . . . . . . . . . Polycystic Echinococcosis . . . . . . . . . Sparganosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cysticercosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Trematodes (Flukes) . . . . . . .

Trypanosomiasis . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toxoplasmosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Nematodes (Roundworms) . . . . . . . . 41 Ascariasis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Strongyloidiasis . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Hookworms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Visceral Larva Migrans/Loeffler’s Syndrome . 46 Dirofilariasis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Microfilariae (Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia) .

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