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*Trichinella spiralis
*Splinter hemorrhages
*Pork, polar bear, walrus

==[[M. Opercularis]]==
==[[M. Opercularis]]==

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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"


Larva Currens

  • Thumbprint sign: periumbilical purpura
  • Strongyloides stercoralis



M. Opercularis

  • Wolly caterpillar
  • Train-track hemorrages
  • 'Erucism' inflammation around hairs, can be chronic, can cause systemic effects

Cimex lenticularis

See Also