Parasite Life Cycles

  • Dickson D. Despommier
  • John W. Karapelou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Dickson D. Despommier, John W. Karapelou
    Pages 1-39
  3. Dickson D. Despommier, John W. Karapelou
    Pages 41-65
  4. Dickson D. Despommier, John W. Karapelou
    Pages 67-91
  5. Dickson D. Despommier, John W. Karapelou
    Pages 93-123
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 125-127

About this book


In a unique, visual approach to the depiction of parasite life cycles, this detailed atlas presents a clear, concise, and complete overview of the parasite/human host interrelationship. 75 life cycles include all the major protozoan and helminth pathogens of man with new and updated information on several organisms. The illustrations follow the route of infection from point of entry, through the developmental stages, to completion of the cycle as the parasite reinfects the next host. Precise biological anatomical and medical depiction provides reinforcement. Distinguished by its organization, continuity, and accuracy, this comprehensive work will be a valuable reference for students, clinicians and others interested in the field of parasitology.


infection malaria parasite parasitology

Authors and affiliations

  • Dickson D. Despommier
    • 1
  • John W. Karapelou
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Tropical MedicineColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Center for Biomedical Communications, College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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