Parasites A-Z

This module links the learners to the DPDx, which is a website developed and maintained by the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA, to assist in the diagnosis of parasitic diseases.  DPDx is an excellent educational resource and offers brief reviews of parasitic infections, including information on the parasite biology, laboratory diagnosis of infections and an image library of diagnostic stages.

Ancylostoma duodenale (Old World Hookworm)
Ascaris lumbricoides (Large Roundworm)
Balantidium coli
Clonorchis sinensis (Chinese Liver Fluke)
Cryptosporidium species
Diphyllobothrium latum (Broad Fish Tapeworm)
Echinococcus granulosus (Dog Tapeworm)
Entamoeba coli
Entamoeba histolytica
Enterobius vermicularis (Pinworm)
Fasciola hepatica (liver fluke)
Fasciolopsis buski (Giant Intestinal Fluke)
Giardia lamblia
Hymenolepis diminuta (Rat Tapeworm)
Hymenolepis nana (Dwarf Tapeworm)
Leishmania species
Necator americanus (New World Hookworm)
Paragonimus westermani (Lung fluke)
Plasmodium falciparum
Plasmodium vivax
Schistosoma haematobium
Schistosoma Japonicum
Schistosoma mansoni
Taenia saginata (Beef Tapeworm)
Taenia solium (Pork tapeworm)
Toxoplasma gondii
Trichomonas vaginalis
Trichuris trichiura (Whipworm)
Trypanosoma brucei
Wuchereria bancrofti