Parasitic diseases

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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"

List

Larva Currens

  • Thumbprint sign: periumbilical purpura
  • Strongyloides stercoralis

Cimex lenticularis

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