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==Chagas disease==
==Background==
*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"


T. Cruzi
==Protozoa==
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Reduvid bug
==[[Helminths]]==
{{Helminth Types}}


Transmitted by fecal material
==[[Ectoparasites]]==
{{Ectoparasite DDX}}
{{Ectoparasite images}}


Romana's sign: eye swelling
==Marine Dermatitis==
*[[Swimmer's Itch]]
*[[Seabather's Eruption]]


==African sleeping sickness==
==See Also==
 
*[[Microbiology (Main)]]
Tsetse fly
*[[Travel Medicine]]
 
Winterbottom's sign: posterior cervical LAD (Gambiense)
 
==Swimmer's itch==
 
Cercaria (non-human schistisomes)
 
Exposed areas
 
==Seabather's eruption==
 
Under bathing suit
 
-Nematocysts of the larval forms of sea anemones: Edwardsiella lineata
 
Thimble jellyfishe: Linuche unguiculata
 
Cnidaria larve get trapped, release toxin
 
==Cysticercosis==
 
Humans can become intermediate host and then get invasive disease
 
==Enterobius vermicularis==
 
Nocturnal perianal itch (pinworm)
 
==Larva Currens==
 
Thumbprint sign: periumbilical purpura
 
Strongyloides stercoralis
 
==Dracunculosis==
 
Copepods (Cyclops spp)
 
Metro and excision
 
==Loa loa==
 
Calabar swelling: localized angioedema
 
Mature worm migrates across eye
 
==Onchocerciasis (River blindness)==
 
Elephant skin
 
Lizard skin
 
Leopard skin
 
Skin snip
 
Mazotti test: give DEC 50 mg, get reaction in patient
 
==Trichinosis==
 
Trichinella spiralis
 
Splinter hemorrhages
 
Pork, polar bear, walrus
 
==M. Opercularis==
 
Wolly caterpillar
 
Train-track hemorrages
 
-'Erucism' inflammation around hairs, can be chronic, can cause systemic effects
 
==Cimex lenticularis==
 
Bedbugs
 
Hep B carrier's
 
==Body lice==
 
Only seen in seams of clothing
 
==Myiasis==
 
Dermatobia hominis
 
Odd question of Collembola (Springtail) implicated in one case series (J NY Entomol Soc, 2004)
 
-Pimozide (diphenylbutylpiperidine class antipsychotic) at 1–12 mg daily
 
==Source==
7/2/09 PANI


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Latest revision as of 11:37, 19 September 2017

Background

  • 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"

Protozoa

Protozoa

Helminths

Helminth infections

Cestodes (Tapeworms)

Trematodes (Flukes)

Nematodes (Roundworms)

Ectoparasites

Domestic U.S. Ectoparasites

See also travel-related skin conditions

Ectoparasite & Related Images

Marine Dermatitis

See Also