Laboratory identification of arthropod ectoparasites.

  title={Laboratory identification of arthropod ectoparasites.},
  author={Blaine A. Mathison and Bobbi S. Pritt},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  volume={27 1},
The collection, handling, identification, and reporting of ectoparasitic arthropods in clinical and reference diagnostic laboratories are discussed in this review. Included are data on ticks, mites, lice, fleas, myiasis-causing flies, and bed bugs. The public health importance of these organisms is briefly discussed. The focus is on the morphological identification and proper handling and reporting of cases involving arthropod ectoparasites, particularly those encountered in the United States… CONTINUE READING