Parasitology of the Human Colorectoanal Tract

  • A. A. Poltera


In this chapter, parasitic diseases of the colorectoanal (CRA) tract, mainly common ones, are discussed. The term “parasite” is strictly used for protozoa (unicellu-lar organisms) and metazoa (helminths) [4]. Other chapters in this book are devoted to infections caused by bacteria, fungi, and viruses (Chaps. 10,22,44) and infestation by lice, pediculosis pubis (Chap. 22). Illustrations of the relevant parasites and/or the induced lesions are found in standard references [1, 2, 4, 6], while diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are documented in textbooks on tropical medicine [2,4].


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