- A taxonomically diverse group of organisms that infest the superficial skin of human beings (and other animals).
- Refers to pathogens such as ticks, fleas, lice, parasitic flies and mites that attach or burrow into the skin and remain there for a relatively long period of time (2) (not classically blood-sucking arthropods, such as mosquitoes)
Domestic U.S. Ectoparasites
See also travel-related skin conditions
Ectoparasite & Related Images
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Parasites [Internet]. [cited 2017 Dec 28]. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/about.html