Parasitic Disease


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Parasitic Disease

 

any disease caused by a parasite. Included among parasitic diseases are helminthiases, myiases, protozoan diseases (for example, malaria, amoebic dysentery, leishmaniasis, and sleeping sickness), and diseases that are caused by mites and ticks (for example, scabies). Fleas of the genus Tunga, which inhabit some tropical countries, penetrate the skin and produce a rash, itching, and suppuration. (For information on treatment and prevention of parasitic diseases, see entry under specific disease.)

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One of the most insidious ways that parasitic diseases such as malaria and toxoplasmosis wreak their havoc is by hijacking their host's natural cellular processes, turning self against self.
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The sixth patient was not cured, but treatment temporarily eradicated his potentially life-threatening parasitic disease, the investigators reported (Clin.