Parasitic diseases: Difference between revisions

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*[[Trichomonas vaginalis]]
*[[Trichomonas vaginalis]]


==Helminths==
==Helminths (see also [[Worm Infections]])==
===Cestodes (Tapeworms)===
===Cestodes (Tapeworms)===
*[[Taenia saginata]]
*[[Taenia saginata]]

Revision as of 19:37, 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 (see also Worm Infections)

Cestodes (Tapeworms)

Trematodes (Flukes)

  • Fasciola hepatica
  • Fasciolopsis buski
  • Opistorchis viverrini
  • Schistosoma spp
  • Chlonorchis sinensis
  • Paragonimus spp.

Nematodes (Roundworms)

Ectoparasites

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See Also