General

Parasites



Giardia lamblia: the cause of the parasitosis known as Giardiasis

What are parasitic parasites?

Parasitic diseases are diseases caused by parasitic organisms. Upon entering and settling on the human body or another animal, these parasites develop disease, which can cause a lot of damage to the body and even death if not properly treated. These parasites can be worms, bacteria, viruses or protozoa.

Main Human Parasites (diseases caused by parasites) and causative agents:

- Amoebiasis (causative parasite: protozoan Entamoeba histolytica)

- Leishmaniasis (causative parasite: protozoan Leishmania brasiliensis)

- Giardiasis (causative parasite: Giardia lamblia)

- Trichomoniasis (causative parasite: protozoan Trichomonas vaginalis)

- Malaria - also known as impaludism or malaria (causative parasite: Plasmodium falciparum)

- Toxoplasmosis (causative parasite: protozoan Toxoplasma gondii)

- Schistosomiasis (causative parasite: Schistosoma mansoni worm)

- Teniase (causative parasite: Taenia saginata and Taenia solium worms)

- Cysticercosis (causative parasite: Taenia solium worm)

- Enterobiosis or Oxyurosis (causative parasite: worm Enterobius vermicularis)

- Filariasis - also known as Elephantiasis (causative parasite: Wuchereria bancrofti worm)

- Hookworm (causative parasite: worm Necator americanus)

- Ascariasis (causative parasite: Ascaris lumbricoides worm)

- American trypanosomiasis - Chagas disease (causative parasite: protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi)