Medical Conditions



Parasitic Skin Infections

Parasites on the skin are usually small insects or worms that burrow into the skin to live there or lay their eggs.

Many types of parasitic skin infections require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.

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Last reviewed: 4/2/2011