Conditions and Diseases: Infectious Diseases: Parasitic
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Ectoparasites and Endoparasites
Academic links and information about Fasciola (liver flukes) and parasitic zoonoses.
CDC DPDx - Parasites and Health
Factsheets on on intestinal and blood-borne parasites.
Netherlands Society for Parasitology
Provide general information about the organization, and information on Dutch activities related to parasitic diseases of humans and animals.
This diagnostic medical parasitology site includes, current issues, FAQS, procedures, method discussion and recommendations, quiz of the month and CPT codes.
Addresses the biology, infections, disease and control of filariasis, onchocerciasis, and guinea worm.
NORD fact sheet about this rare tropical infectious disease offers alternative names, a general discussion, and resources.
Body Lice Fact Sheet - CDC Division of Parasitic Diseases -
Includes insect information, symptoms, and treatment.
Dientamoeba fragilis Infection - CDC Division of Parasitic Diseases
Includes factsheets on the flagellate protozoan parasite and the disease it causes, news releases, and reports.
Lice - CDC Division of Parasitic Diseases
Includes factsheets on head, body, and pubic lice and the conditions they cause, news releases, and reports.
Isosporiasis - CDC DPDx
Factsheet with causal agents, life cycle, geographic distribution, laboratory diagnosis, and treatment.
eMedicine - Balantidiasis : Article by Valda M Chijide, MD
Balantidium coli is a ciliated protozoan, and it is also the largest human protozoan. It is known to parasitize the colon.
eMedicine - Isosporiasis
Article by Venkat R Minnaganti, MD.
eMedicine - Lice
Article by Wayne Wolfram, MD, MPH.
eMedicine - Sarcosporidiosis : Article by Raphael J Kiel, MD
Sarcosporidiosis (Sarcocystis infection) is caused by an intracellular protozoan parasite that predominantly affects animals. It can rarely be found in human skeletal and cardiac muscle when humans are the intermediate or accidental host. Humans can also serve as the definitive host for this parasite after ingesting the cysts in raw or undercooked beef or pork.
Parasites of Vertebrates
Directory of factsheets on parasites that cause disease in humans.
A parasitology site that helps people with little or no knowledge of parasites get essential introductory information.
MedlinePlus: Parasitic Diseases
Directory of factsheets, press releases, and articles.
eMedicine - Intestinal Protozoal Diseases
Article by Enrique Chacon-Cruz, MD.
Parasites and Parasitological Resources
Life cycles, biology, and images of protozoan, helminth, and nematode parasites of humans and animals.
The Merck Manual: Parasitic Infection
Provides detailed information on each of these diseases, including their symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
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