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==Helminths (see also [[Worm Infections]])==
==Helminths (see also [[Worm Infections]])==
===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
*[[Enterobius vermicularis (Pinworm)]]
*Filarial worms
**[[Loa Loa]]
*Necator americanus / Ancylostoma duodenale (hookworm)
*[[Dracunculus medinensis]]
*Strongyloides stercoralis
*Trichuris trichiura
*Toxocara spp.


Revision as of 19:10, 7 September 2014


  • 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"


Helminths (see also Worm Infections)

Helminth infections

Cestodes (Tapeworms)

Trematodes (Flukes)

Nematodes (Roundworms)



See Also