Parasitic diseases otherwise not specified:

Parasitic diseases otherwise not specified:

Parasitic diseases otherwise not specified: 

A parasitic disease, also known as parasitosis, is an infectious disease caused by parasites.Parasites are organisms which derive sustenance from its host while causing it harm. The study of parasites and parasitic diseases is known as parasitology. Medical parasitology is concerned with three major groups of parasites: parasitic protozoa, helminths, and parasitic arthropods.


Parasitic diseases are caused by pathogens belonging taxonomically to either the animal kingdom, or the protozoan kingdom.


The symptoms of parasitic infections vary depending on the organism. For example:

  • Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a parasite that often produces no symptoms. In some cases, it may cause itching, redness, irritation, and an unusual discharge in your genital area.
  • Giardiasis may cause diarrhea, gas, upset stomach, greasy stools, and dehydration.
  • Cryptosporidiosis may cause stomach cramps, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, dehydration, weight loss, and fever.
  • Toxoplasmosis may cause flu-like symptoms, including swollen lymph nodes and muscle aches or pains that can last for over a month. 


Following tests are required for the diagnosis of parasitic diseases

  • Ova and Parasite Test 
  • Xylose Testing

Note: Rate under the appropriate body system any residual disability of infection.

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