Parasitic diseases: Difference between revisions

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*[[Entamoeba histolytica]]
*[[Giardia lamblia]]
*[[Chagas Disease]]
*[[African Sleeping Sickness]]
*[[Toxoplasma gondii]]
*[[Trichomonas vaginalis]]

===Cestodes (Tapeworms)===
{{Helminth Types}}
*[[Taenia saginata]]
*[[Taenia solium (Cysticercosis)]]
*Diphyllobothrium latum
*Hymenolepis nana
*Echinococcus granulosus
===Trematodes (Flukes)===
*Fasciola hepatica
*Fasciolopsis buski
*Opistorchis viverrini
*Schistosoma spp
*Chlonorchis sinensis
*Paragonimus spp.

===Nematodes (Roundworms)===
*Ascaris lumbricoides
{{Ectoparasite DDX}}
*[[Enterobius vermicularis (Pinworm)]]
{{Ectoparasite images}}
*Filarial worms
**[[Loa Loa]]
*Necator americanus / Ancylostoma duodenale (hookworm)
*[[Dracunculus medinensis]]
*Strongyloides stercoralis
*Trichuris trichiura
*Toxocara spp.

==Marine Dermatitis==
*[[Swimmer's Itch]]
*[[Swimmer's Itch]]
*[[Seabather's Eruption]]
*[[Seabather's Eruption]]
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[[Category:Tropical Medicine]]

Latest revision as of 11:37, 19 September 2017


  • 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