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"

Protozoa

Helminths

Helminth infections

Cestodes (Tapeworms)

Trematodes (Flukes)

Nematodes (Roundworms)

Ectoparasites

Domestic U.S. Ectoparasites

See also travel-related skin conditions

Ectoparasite & Related Images

Marine Dermatitis

See Also