Medical Parasitology is a branch of Microbiology which deals with parasites and their relationships with their hosts. This edition is a detailed study and includes a discussion of the diseases caused by parasites and their treatment. New in this edition: Six pages of colour photographs have been included. The book is generously illustrated with new line drawings. A detailed summary is given at the end of relevant chapters. Questions and answers have also been provided on all major topics A glossary of technical terms has been included, to provide quick reference. Information has been updated in this edition. For example, a spectrum of parasitic opportunists found in association with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection have been looked at, and chapters discussing immunoparasitology, recent parasitic serology, culture media, free living amebae, microsporadia and tumour associated parasites have been included. New topics such as pseudoparasites, stool and blood examinations, serological tests, treatment, signs and symptoms of parasitic diseases, parasites of various organs and common parasites prevalent have also been added.