Ectoparasitosis

Ectoparasites are pathogens which usually infect only the superficial layers of the skin (1). Although the term ectoparasites can broadly include temporarily blood-sucking arthropods such as mosquitoes, this term is generally used more narrowly to refer to pathogens such as ticks, fleas, lice, parasitic flies and mites that attach or burrow into the skin and remain there for relatively long periods of time (2) . More information

Pediculosis | Tungiasis | Scabies | Hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans

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Ectoparasitoses

Situation on Tungiasis (sand flea disease or "jigger") in indigenous communities of Brazil

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