Wuchereria bancrofti Laboratory Diagnosis

Wuchereria bancrofti Laboratory Diagnosis

Wuchereria bancrofti can be found in the subtropical and tropical areas of the world.These include Central Africa, the Nile Delta, India, Pakistan, Thailand, the Arabian Coast, the Philippines, Japan, Korea and China in the Eastern Hemisphere and Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and the…

Artifacts and confusers in Parasitology

artifacts and confusers in Parasitological samples

There are a number of structures close to parasites, but in reality they are not.These structures, known as artifacts and confusers in parasitology, are mainly found in samples of stools and blood.Such stool artifacts and confusers can be caused by disease processes, drugs and/or dietary habits.The…

Trichinella spiralis Laboratory diagnosis

Trichinella spiralis larva encysted in muscle

With the exception of the tropics, where reports are rare, Trichinella spiralis can be found worldwide, especially among members of the meat – eating population. This organism can be found in a number of different animals, including pig, deer, bear, walrus and rat. The large…

APPLYING QUALITY ASSURANCE IN MICROBIOLOGY

APPLYING QUALITY CONTROL IN MICROBIOLOGY

ISO stand for  International Standard Organization is one of the leading international organizations that has brought the international community together to develop consistent quality standards in the manufacturing and services industries. Quality: Quality means meeting the user’s predefined requirements for a specific substance or service.Quality…

Entamoeba histolytica Laboratory Diagnosis

Laboratory Diagnostic of Entamoeba histolytica

enter site 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…