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Infectious Disease, Parasitic

Mar 1, 2004 Issue
Common Intestinal Parasites [Article]

Intestinal parasites cause significant morbidity and mortality. Diseases caused by Enterobius vermicularis, Giardia lamblia, Ancylostoma duodenale, Necator americanus, and Entamoeba histolytica occur in the United States. E. vermicularis, or pinworm, causes irritation and sleep disturbances. Diagnos...


Nov 1, 2003 Issue
Worried Patient with Lesions [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


May 15, 2003 Issue
Congenital Toxoplasmosis [Article]

Approximately 85 percent of women of childbearing age in the United States are susceptible to acute infection with the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Transmission of T. gondii to the fetus can result in serious health problems, including mental retardation, seizures, blindness, and death. Som...


Sep 1, 2002 Issue
Echinococosis-An Emerging Parasite in the Immigrant Population [Article]

Echinococcus tapeworms are parasites that infect dog species worldwide and occasionally are transmitted to humans. Infection occurs most commonly in persons who raise sheep or cattle, and who have contact with dogs. The tapeworm eggs are typically ingested during play with dogs or through consumptio...


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