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  • Although any organism that "lives in or on another and takes its nourishment from that other organism" is technically a parasite, in common medical parlance "parasitic diseases" refer to infections due to protozoa, helminths, arthropods, or other "macroparasites"



Helminth infections

Cestodes (Tapeworms)

Trematodes (Flukes)

Nematodes (Roundworms)


Domestic U.S. Ectoparasites

See also travel-related skin conditions

Ectoparasite & Related Images

Marine Dermatitis

See Also