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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"
*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"


==List==
==Protozoa==
*[[Chagas Disease]]
{{Protozoa}}
*[[Lice]]
*[[Onchocerciasis (River Blindness)]]
*[[Myiasis]]


==[[African Sleeping Sickness]]==
==[[Helminths]]==
*Tsetse fly
{{Helminth Types}}
*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
 
==[[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


==[[Ectoparasites]]==
{{Ectoparasite DDX}}
{{Ectoparasite images}}


==Marine Dermatitis==
*[[Swimmer's Itch]]
*[[Seabather's Eruption]]


==See Also==
==See Also==
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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