Parasite articles

Life cycle of Entamoeba histolytica
Amoebiasis (Entamoeba Histolytica) - Symptoms and Treatment Amebiasis is the name of the disease caused by the amoeba Entamoeba histolytica, a protozoan that can cause severe gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloody diarrhea and liver abscess. Amebiasis is an infection that occurs worldwide, but is most common in poor regions and poor sanitation.
Parasite   Article saved: 20 December 2016
Ascaris Lumbricoides female and male
Ascariasis - Ascaris Lumbricoides The ascariasis is an intestinal parasitic disease caused by helminth Ascaris lumbricoides, a worm that can get to measure up to 40 cm long. Estimates suggest that, worldwide, more than 1 billion people are infected with Ascaris lumbricoides, but many of them unaware of this fact because it does not have relevant symptoms.
Parasite   Article saved: 06 July 2016
Chagas disease symptom
Chagas Disease - Transmission, Symptoms and Treatment Chagas disease is an infection caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, acquired through contact with the feces of the insect barber. Chagas disease is also known by the names: Chagas disease, chagas disease or American trypanosomiasis.
Parasite   Article saved: 09 October 2017
Larva migrans symptoms
Cutaneous Larva Migrans - Transmission, Symptoms and Treatment Cutaneous larva migrans, is an infection caused by larvae of parasites that live in the intestines of dogs and cats, such as the helminths Ancylostoma braziliense or Ancylostoma caninum.
Parasite   Article saved: 14 May 2017
Ancylostoma worms
Hookworm - Ancylostoma Duodenale and Necator Americanus The hookworm, also called hookworm, necatoriasis, yellowing or Jeca Tatu disease is a very common intestinal parasitosis caused by two Nematodes: Ancylostoma duodenale or Necator americanus.
Parasite   Article saved: 15 June 2016
Mosquito bites
How to Treat Mosquito Bites The mosquito is a flying insect that feeds on blood from vertebrate animals, including humans. There are hundreds of species of mosquitoes, some of them capable of transmitting diseases to man, such as dengue and yellow fever.
Parasite   Article saved: 10 February 2018
Leishmaniasis - Symptoms, Transmission and Treatment We used the term leishmaniasis to define a set of diseases caused by parasites of the genus Leishmania. These parasites are present in almost all the continents, with the exception of Australia and Antarctica, having been identified more than 20 species.
Parasite   Article saved: 06 May 2018
Louse - Symptoms, Transmission and Treatment The lice is an insect that measures approximately 4 mm in length and has a transparent and grayish coloration. Lice are ectoparasites, that is, parasites that live outside their host. They can parasite the scalp, the hairs of the body or the hairs of the pubic region. The presence of lice in the hair or hairs is called pediculosis.
Parasite   Article saved: 10 June 2018
Pubic lice
Pubic Pediculosis - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment What is pubic pediculosis? The name pubic lice did not appear randomly, as Phthirus pubis is a parasitic insect of the same family as Pediculus humanus capitis, the famous lice that infests the scalp.
Parasite   Article saved: 08 May 2017
Scabies in human
Scabies in Human - Transmission, Symptoms and Treatment Scabies is a skin disease caused by a mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. Scabies is a contagious infection that can spread quickly through close physical contact, like between people who live in the same house or children in daycare.
Parasite   Article saved: 16 April 2013
Schistosomiasis - Symptoms and Treatment Schistosomiasis, also known as water belly or snail disease, is an infection caused by parasites of the genus Schistosoma mansoni (S. mansoni). Schistosoma species are responsible for the disease in the Americas.
Parasite   Article saved: 29 May 2013
Strongyloides stercoralis
Strongyloidiasis - Strongyloides Stercoralis The strongyloidiasis is a worm infestation caused by nematodes (helminths) Strongyloides stercoralis, very common in tropical and subtropical regions, including Brazil. The Strongyloides stercoralis often inhabit the small intestine of infected individuals and in most patients with healthy immune system does not cause significant symptoms.
Parasite   Article saved: 18 January 2017
Toxoplasma gondii structure
Symptoms of Toxoplasmosis Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by a parasite, the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii.
Parasite   Article saved: 15 July 2017
Taenia solium
Taeniasis - Cysticercosis - Tapeworm The taeniasis, popularly known as solitary, is a worm infestation caused by parasites Taenia solium or Taenia saginata, which are worms flatworms of cestoda class.
Parasite   Article saved: 19 April 2016
Toxoplasma gondii
Toxoplasmosis - Symptoms, IgG and Treatment Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, present in the whole planet and with a high prevalence in the world population. To get an idea of how common is toxoplasmosis infection, it is estimated that about 1/3 of the world's population has already come into contact with this parasite. And toxoplasmosis is not a disease restricted only to developing countries; about 80% of the population of Paris and 70% of the Americans present positive serology for this protozoan.
Parasite   Article saved: 02 June 2018
Pregnant woman with cat
Toxoplasmosis in Pregnancy Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. It is a disease that usually goes unnoticed in healthy people, but is serious in immunosuppressed patients and pregnant women.
Parasite   Article saved: 06 June 2018
Trichuris trichiura female
Trichiuriasis - Trichuris Trichiura The trichiuriasis is a worm infestation caused by the parasite Trichuris trichiura a nematode about 4 cm long, which inhabits the large intestine of infected individuals.
Parasite   Article saved: 26 June 2016
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