Parasitic Infections

Parasitic infections, or parasite infestations, are where a parasitic organism infests the body. Simple examples are worms, head lice or pubic lice. Parasitic organisms include worms, lice, mites, ticks, flukes, and others. Parasites are much larger than smaller microbes such as viruses, bacterial or fungal infections. Parasitic infestations refer to ...

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Introduction: Parasitic Infections

Diseases caused by protozoan (type of microbe) and helminth (type of worm) parasites are among the leading causes of death and disease in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Efforts to control the vector (carrier) of these diseases are ...1

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Symptoms of Parasitic Infections

A raised eosinophil count (>0.4 x 109 per litre) may be the only clinical manifestation of a parasitic infection. ...Source: GOV.UK2 ...

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Causes List for Parasitic Infections

Some possible causes of Parasitic Infections or similar disorders may include:3

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Types of Parasitic Infections

Types of parasitic infestations include:

Worm Infestations: Some specific types of worms (also called helminths) include:

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References

  1. Source: NIAID (NIH): niaid.nih.gov/ topics/ parasitic/ Pages/ Default.aspx
  2. Source: GOV.UK: gov.uk/ guidance/ helminth-infections-migrant-health-guide
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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