Human Parasites & Parasitic Infections
Tapeworms are usually a harmless parasite, but in places with limited medical treatment available, they can wreak havoc on the population.
The Horror of Toxoplasmosis! This article is about our little granddaughter.
Onchocerciasis, or river blindness, is a debilitating disease whose symptoms include intense itching and vision loss. The disease is caused by a parasite.
A staphylococcal infection or famously known as staph infection is caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus. Usually we find these bacteria on our nose, mouth, genitals and anal area.
Many areas in the body such as the mouth, nasopharynx, paranasal sinuses, tonsilar crypts, gastrointestinal tract, and female genital tract harbor anaerobes as commensals and they far outnumber aerobe
Coxsackie Virus Infections: Health Implications, Pathogenesis, Clinical Manifestations, Diagnosis And Treatment
Coxsackie viruses are picorna viruses which can be grouped into A and B. They were first isolated from the village of Coxsakie in New York by Dalldorf in 1948, hence the name is derived from there
Hookworm infection is prevalent in hot damp areas throughout the tropics and subtropics. Two species of hookworms- Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus are seen to parasitize the intestine man
When individuals consume or handle meat, they may be exposing themselves to many harmful diseases. It is therefore important to know the parasites that may exist in meats and how they are passed to humans.
This is a chronic granulomatous inflammation caused by several species of fungi or actinomycetes. The lesion starts in the subcutaneous tissues,later on involves deeper structures, including the bones
One in 4 people in the U.S. alone are affected by a parasite that lodges in the brain and it may cause psychological disorders, brain cancer, behavioral changes, personality changes, and more!
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