Parasitic diseases: Difference between revisions

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*[[Giardia lamblia]]
*[[Giardia lamblia]]
*[[Leishmania]]
*[[Leishmania]]
*[[Balantidium]]
*[[Balantidium coli]]
*[[Malaria]]
*[[Malaria]]
*[[Cryptosporidium]]
*[[Cryptosporidium]]

Revision as of 20:14, 11 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

Helminth infections

Cestodes (Tapeworms)

Trematodes (Flukes)

Nematodes (Roundworms)

Ectoparasites

Marine Dermatitis

See Also