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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==
*[[Entamoeba histolytica]]
*[[Giardia lamblia]]
*[[Leishmania]]
*[[Balantidium]]
*[[Malaria]]
*[[Cryptosporidium]]
*[[Chagas Disease]]
*[[Chagas Disease]]
*[[African Sleeping Sickness]]
*[[Toxoplasma gondii]]
*[[Trichomonas vaginalis]]
==Helminths==
===Cestodes (Tapeworms)===
*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
*[[Enterobius vermicularis (Pinworm)]]
*Filarial worms
**[[Loa Loa]]
**[[Onchocerciasis]]
*Necator americanus / Ancylostoma duodenale (hookworm)
*[[Dracunculus medinensis]]
*Strongyloides stercoralis
*Trichuris trichiura
*Anisakis
*Toxocara spp.
*[[Trichinosis]]
==Ectoparasites==
*[[Bedbugs]]
*[[Lice]]
*[[Lice]]
*[[Onchocerciasis (River Blindness)]]
*[[Myiasis]]
*[[Myiasis]]
*[[Cysticercosis]]
 
*[[Loa Loa]]
==?==
*[[African Sleeping Sickness]]
*[[Swimmer's Itch]]
*[[Swimmer's Itch]]
*[[Seabather's Eruption]]
*[[Seabather's Eruption]]
*[[Pinworm]]
*[[Dracunculosis]]
*[[Trichinosis]]
*[[Bedbugs]]


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

Revision as of 19:18, 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"

Protozoa

Helminths

Cestodes (Tapeworms)

  • 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)

Ectoparasites

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See Also