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*[[Loa Loa]]
*[[Loa Loa]]
*[[African Sleeping Sickness]]
*[[African Sleeping Sickness]]
*[[Swimmer's Itch]]
*[[Swimmer's Itch]]
 
*[[Seabather's Eruption]]
==[[Seabather's Eruption]]==
*[[Pinworm]]
 
*[[Enterobius vermicularis]]


==[[Larva Currens]]==
==[[Larva Currens]]==
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==[[Dracunculosis]]==
==[[Dracunculosis]]==
*Copepods (Cyclops spp)
*Metro and excision





Revision as of 14:12, 6 September 2014

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"

List

Larva Currens

  • Thumbprint sign: periumbilical purpura
  • Strongyloides stercoralis

Dracunculosis

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


See Also