Entamoeba histolytica Laboratory Diagnosis

Laboratory Diagnostic of Entamoeba histolytica

Entamoeba histolytica infection occurs in as many as 10 percent  of the world’s population and is considered a leading cause of parasitic deaths after malaria, the clinical manifestation of infection with plasmodium species parasites and schistosomiasis, the umbrella term for the disease associated with schistosoma…

Laboratory Diagnostic of Hymenolepis nana (Dwarf tapeworm)

Laboratory Diagnostic of Hymenolepis nana (Dwarf tapeworm)

In the United States, H.nana is considered to be the most common tapeworm recovered, especially in the southeast part of the country.It is also known that the tropical and subtropical climates of the world harbor this parasite.Individuals residing in close neighborhoods, such as in institutional…

Laboratory Diagnostic of Taenia solium and Taenia saginata

Laboratory diagnosis of taeniasis

There are two members of the Taenia species which are of clinical importance to humans, Taenia solium and Taenia saginata. With few exceptions the two organisms are similar in most respects.The distribution of Taenia saginata and Taenia solium correlates directly with areas of the world…

Laboratory Diagnostic of Leishmania donavani complex

LABORATORY DIAGNOSTIC OF LEISHMANIA DONOVANI

The common associated diseases and condition names are Visceral Leishmaniasis, Kala Azar or Dum Dum Fever.The Leishmania donovani complex of organisms is found in India, Pakistan, Thailand, Africa, the People’s Republic of China, the Mediterranean region, Europe,the Middle East, parts of the former Soviet Union,Yemen,…

Laboratory Diagnostic of Trichomonas vaginalis infection

Laboratory Diagnostic of Trichomonas vaginalis infections

Trichomonas vaginalis infections occur worldwide.The main mode of transmission of Trophozoites Trichomonas vaginalis  is sexual intercourse.They can also migrate through the birth channel of a mother and infect the unborn child.It is known that Trichomonas vaginalis is an std parasite and  is transmitted via contaminated…

Laboratory Diagnostic of Naegleria fowleri and Treatment

Laboratory diagnostic of naegleria fowleri

Naegleria fowleri, known colloquially as the ” brain eating amoeba,” is a genus species called Naegleria, which belongs to the Percolozoa phylum.It is a free- living, bacteria- eating amoeba that can be pathogenic and cause a fulminant( sudden and severe) brain infection called naegleriasis( PAM).This…

Laboratory Diagnostics of Fasciola hepatica and Treatment

Laboratory diagnostic of fasciola hepatica MLTGEEKS

Fasciola hepatica is a fluke parasite  referred to as  Sheep liver fluke causing a disease known as Fascioliasis.The mode of  transmission of infection to humans is through ingestion of raw infected water plants.The fluke is found worldwide, particularly in areas in which sheep and cattle are…

Laboratory Diagnostics of Paragonimus westermani and Treatment

Paragonimus westermani MLTGEEKS

Paragonimus is a lung fluke (flatworm) that infects the lungs of humans after eating an infected raw or undercooked crab or crayfish. Less frequent, but more serious cases of paragonimiasis occur when the parasite travels to the central nervous system.Although rare, paragonimiasis has been acquired…

Strongyloidiasis infection Transmission and Symptoms and Treatment

Strongyloides stercolaris worm

Strongyloides stercoralis is a nematode and human pathogenic parasitic roundworm causing the disease called strongyloidiasis. These slender cylindrical worms have a long oesophagus and uterus intertwined, giving the appearance of a twisted thread, hence their common name of “dwarf thread-worm”. They are unique amongst nematodes,…

Hookworm infection Morphology,Transmission and Symptoms and Treatment

nematodes

Hookworm infection is an infection by a type of intestinal  soil-transmitted roundworm  parasite classified as one of the  neglected tropical disease. There are two species of hookworms that commonly infect humans: Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus. Other species of hookworms such as  Ancylostoma tubaeforme, Ancylostoma braziliense,…