Parasite Diseases and Infections Directory
Parasites are organisms that live on or in a host. They subsist on the host's nutrients at the host's expense. Parasites can be found around the world. Infection symptoms vary depending on the type of parasite. Examples of parasites and their infections include lice leaving their larvae behind in hair, giardia causing severe diarrhea and stomach cramps, tapeworms causing the host to be fatigued due to a lack of nutrition and a poor appetite, and an infected mosquito's bite resulting in malaria, bringing about high fever, chills, and weakness. Find out more information about a variety of parasites, how to avoid them, and how to treat infections.
Paragonimiasis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of paragonimiasis, an infection with parasitic worms.
The cryptosporidium parasite is a single - celled organism that infects humans. Symptoms of cryptosporidium infection include:Fever.Severe diarrhea.Abdominal pain.Weight loss.Cryptosporidium infects an estimated 300, 000 people in the United States each year. The incidence is highest in day care centers and institutional settings. Cryptosporidium is often spread by contaminated hands, although thi
Tapeworms in Humans: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
Learn more from WebMD about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of tapeworms.
Dientamoeba Fragilis Infection
Dientamoeba fragilis is a parasite that lives in the large intestine of humans. WebMD explains why some people contract this common infection, how it is diagnosed, its symptoms, and its treatment.