Essentials Of Medical Parasitology PDF Free

Essentials Of Medical Parasitology PDF Free by Apurba Sankar Sastry

If you’re a medical student and looking for the Essentials Of Medical Parasitology book in pdf then in this post you can download Essentials Of Medical Parasitology PDF Free. Medical Parasitology Requirements Apurba Sankar Sastri MD (JIPMER), DNB, MNAMS, PDCR Assistant Professor Department of Microbiology Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JPL) IPMER (Pondicherry, MD, India, Sindh Bhatt, DNB, MNAMS, PDCR, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) (Madras Medical Mission) Unit) Pondicherry.


The power of the essentials of medical parasitology lies in its much-needed text-based examination.

Includes over 150 colour schematic diagrams and over 100 slides that make learning very easy. All diagrams are easy to reproduce in the exam.

Fatigue, yet life cycle diagrams are easy to draw.
The only textbook of parasitology with the latest updates in laboratory techniques, epidemiological data and treatment systems.

Laboratory diagnosis and treatment are summarized in separate boxes for immediate review.

The latest updates include malaria vaccine trials, drug resistance to malaria, Del Bruto’s diagnostic criteria for neurocysticercosis, culture techniques and immunodiagnostic techniques for parasitic diseases.

Expected questions, including MCQs, were included at the end of each chapter to encourage students to prepare for future exams.




Book Name Essentials of Medical Parasitology
Author of Book Apurba Sankar Sastry MD
Edition 2014
Language English
Format PDF
Cost PDF free 


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Parasitology is the scientific discipline that deals with the study of the biology of parasites and parasitic diseases, including the distribution, biochemistry, physiology (books), molecular biology, the environment, evolution, and the medical aspects of parasites, including the host reactions of these agents.



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Medical parasitology is an interdisciplinary science that deals with the study of animal parasites that infect and produce diseases in human beings. This book is designed specifically for undergraduate medical and paramedical students as well as for postgraduate students. Medical students always complain that there is no standard Indian textbook on parasitology at present that can fulfil the need for the examination and for the management of parasitic diseases. Currently available Indian medical parasitology books are neither updated with recent advances nor presented in a student‐friendly manner.

Day-to-day developments in the field of parasitology and the unavailability of a standard textbook fulfilling the needs and expectations of the students, motivated us to write a book in an updated format with recent epidemiological data, laboratory techniques, treatment strategies, etc in such a way that student can grasp it easily.

The whole content of the book has been arranged in a bulleted format and the use of subheads has increased the readability. The entire book is divided into four sections—General introduction, Protozoology, Helminthology and Miscellaneous. In the end, six appendices have been incorporated which will be of immense use and initiate interest among the students. Expected questions including MCQs have been added at the end of each chapter which will help to reinforce and understand the related topic in a better way.

Life cycles are drawn in a lucid and easy-to-grasp manner, exactly according to the text. Real microscopic images of parasites and specimens from various sources are being incorporated to correlate their impressions with the related parasitic diseases. Laboratory diagnosis and treatment boxes are introduced as different entities for a quick review for students as well as for physicians. Our endeavour will be successful if the book is found to be useful for students as well as for the faculty.



Topics of this Edition:


Essentials Of Medical Parasitology by Apurba Sankar Sastry free pdf covers the following topics in this edition. 

Chapter 1: General Introduction To Parasitology 3–15

Chapter 2: Introduction to Protozoa 19–23

Chapter 3: Amoeba 24–48

Chapter 4: Flagellates—I (Intestinal and Genital) 49–62

Chapter 5: Flagellates—II (Hemoflagellates) 63–89

Chapter 6: Sporozoa—I (Malaria and Babesiosis) 90–117

Chapter 7: Sporozoa—II (Opportunistic Coccidian Parasites) 118–139

Chapter 8: Miscellaneous Protozoa 140–150

Chapter 9: Introduction to Helminths 153–155

Chapter 10: Cestodes 156–189

Chapter 11: Trematodes or Flukes 190–219

Chapter 12: Nematodes—I (Intestinal Nematodes) 220–247

Chapter 13: Nematodes—II Nematodes of Lower Animals 248–261

Chapter 14: Nematodes—III (Somatic Nematodes) 262–289

Chapter 15: Laboratory Diagnosis of Parasitic Diseases 293–313

Chapter 16: Medical Entomology 314–321

Appendices 325–333



General Introduction: Parasitology:

Before download free pdf book Essentials Of Medical Parasitology let’s understand the general introduction of parasitology.

Medical Parasitology deals with the study of animal parasites, which infect and produce diseases in human beings.

TAXONOMY OF PARASITES: According to the binomial nomenclature as suggested by Linnaeus, each parasite has two names: a genus and a species name. These names are either derived from names of their discoverers, Greek or Latin words of the geographical area where they are found, habitat of the parasite, or hosts in which parasites are found and their size and shape. All parasites are classified under the following taxonomic units—the kingdom, subkingdom, phylum, subphylum, superclass, class, subclass, order, suborder, superfamily, family, genus and species. The generic name of the parasite always begins with an initial capital letter and species name with an initial small letter, e.g., Entamoeba histolytica

PARASITE: Parasite is a living organism, which lives in or upon another organism (host) and derives nutrients directly from it, without giving any benefit to the host. Protozoa and helminths (animal parasites) are studied in Medical Parasitology

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What is Amoeba

Amoeba is a single¬celled protozoan that constantly changes its shape. Th e word “amoeba” is derived from the Greek word “amoeba” meaning “change”. They constantly change their shape due to the presence of an organ of locomotion called “ pseudopodium”.

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