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Organism Index (A-Z)

Alphabetical Listing of Parasitic Diseases/Organisms

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Acanthamoeba Infection (Free-Living Amebae)
Acanthamoeba Keratitis Infection
African Sleeping Sickness (Trypanosoma brucei ssp., African Trypanosomiasis)
Alveolar Echinococcosis (Echinococcus granulosus, Hydatid Disease)
Amebiasis (Entamoeba histolytica Infection, Pathogenic Intestinal Amebae)
American Trypanosomiasis (Trypanosoma cruzi, Chagas Disease)
Ancylostomiasis (Ancylostoma duodenale, Hookworm Disease)
Angiostrongyliasis, Cerebral (Angiostrongylus cantonensis Infection)
Angiostrongyliasis, Abdominal (Angiostrongylus costaricensis Infection)
Anisakiasis (Anasakis, Pseudoterranova, Phocanema, Contracaecum)
Ascariasis (Ascaris Infection, Intestinal Roundworms/Nematodes)

Babesiosis (Babesia Infection)
Balantidiasis (Balantidium coli Infection)
Balamuthia mandrillaris (Free-Living Amebae)
Baylisascariasis Infection (Baylisascaris procyonis, Raccoon Roundworm)
Bed Bugs
Bilharzia (Schistosoma spp., Schistosomiasis)
Blastocystis spp. Infection
Body Lice Infestation (Pediculosis)
Brugia spp. (See Filariasis)

Capillariasis (Capillaria Infection)
Capillaria philippinensis
Capillaria hepatica
Cercarial Dermatitis (Swimmer’s Itch, Schistosomiasis)
Chagas Disease (Trypanosoma cruzi, American Trypanosomiasis)
Chilomastix mesnili Infection (Nonpathogenic Intestinal Protozoa)
Clonorchiasis (Clonorchis Infection, Trematode)
“Crabs” (Phthirus pubis, Pubic Lice)
Cryptosporidiosis (Cryptosporidium spp., Coccidian Infection)
Cutaneous Larva Migrans (CLM, Ancylostomiasis, Dog/Cat Hookworm)
Cyclosporiasis (Cyclospora cayetanensis, Coccidian Infection)
Cysticercosis (Taenia solium, Intermediate Stage Infection)
Cystoisosporiasis (Cystoisospora belli Infection, formerly Isospora)

Dientamoeba fragilis Infection (Pathogenic Intestinal Protozoa)
Diphyllobothriasis (Diphyllobothrium latum Infection, Cestode)
Dipylidium caninum Infection (Dog or Cat Tapeworm Infection)
Dirofilariasis (Dirofilaria spp., (See Filariasis)
Dracunculiasis (Dracunculus medinensis, Guinea Worm Disease)
Dog Tapeworm (Dipylidium caninum)

Echinococcosis (Alveolar Echinococcosis, Hydatid Disease, Echinococcus granulosus)
Echinococcosis (Multilocular Echinococcosis, Echinococcus multilocularis)
Elephantiasis (Filariasis, Lymphatic Filariasis)
Endolimax nana Infection (Nonpathogenic Intestinal Protozoa)
Entamoeba coli Infection (Nonpathogenic Intestinal Protozoa)
Entamoeba dispar Infection (Nonpathogenic Intestinal Protozoa)
Entamoeba histolytica/E. dispar group or complex Infection
Entamoeba hartmanni Infection (Nonpathogenic Intestinal Protozoa)
Entamoeba histolytica Infection (Amebiasis, Pathogenic)
Entamoeba moshkovskii (Nonpathogenic Intestinal Protozoa)
Entamoeba polecki (May Cause Symptoms, Intestinal Protozoa)
(Pinworm Infection, Enterobius vermicularis)

Fascioliasis (Fasciola Infection)
Fasciolopsiasis (Fasciolopsis Infection)
Filariasis (Lymphatic Filariasis, Elephantiasis)

Giardiasis (Giardia lamblia [intestinalis, duodenalis] Infection)
Gnathostomiasis (Gnathostoma Infection)
Guinea Worm Disease (Dracunculiasis, Dracunculus medinensis)

Head Lice Infestation (Pediculosis)
Heterophyes heterophyes (Heterophyes Infection, Trematode)
Hydatid Disease (Alveolar Echinococcosis, Echinococcus granulosus)
Hymenolepiasis (Hymenolepis Infection, Cestode)
Hookworm Infection, Human (Necator americanus, Ancylostoma duodenale)
Hookworm Infection, Zoonotic (Ancylostomiasis, Cutaneous Larva Migrans [CLM])

Intestinal Roundworms (Ascariasis, Ascaris Infection)
Iodamoeba bütschlii Infection (Nonpathogenic Intestinal Protozoa)
Isospora Infection (See Cystoisospora Infection)
Itch Mite (See Sarcoptes scabiei)

Kala-azar (Leishmaniasis, Leishmania Infection)
Keratitis (Acanthamoeba Infection)

Leishmaniasis (Kala-azar, Leishmania Infection, Leishmania spp.)
Lice Infestation (Body Lice, Head Lice, or Pubic Lice)
Loiasis (Loa loa Infection)
Lymphatic filariasis (Filariasis, Brugia malayi)

Malaria (See Plasmodium Infection)
Microsporidiosis (Encephalitozoon, Enterocytozoon, etc. Infection)
Mite Infestation (Scabies, Sarcoptes scabiei)
Myiasis (Fly Larvae Infestation)

Naegleria Infection (Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis [PAM], Naegleria fowleri)
Neural Larva Migrans (Baylisascaris procyonis, Toxocara cati, T. canis)
Neurocysticercosis (Cysticercosis, Taenia solium)
Neglected Parasitic Infections in the U.S. (Chagas Disease, Cysticercosis, Toxocariasis, Toxoplasmosis, Trichomoniasis)
Neglected Tropical Diseases

Ocular Larva Migrans (Toxocariasis, Toxocara Infection, Visceral Larva Migrans)
Onchocerciasis (River Blindness, Onchocerca volvulus)
Opisthorchiasis (Opisthorchis Infection)

Paragonimiasis (Paragonimus Infection.)
Pediculosis (Head Lice or Body Lice Infestation, Pediculus spp.)
Pthiriasis (Pubic Lice Infestation, Phthirus pubis)
Pinworm Infection (Enterobiasis, Enterobius vermicularis)
Plasmodium Infection (Malaria)
Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia (Now Classified with the Fungi)
Post-Kala-Azar dermal Leishmaniasis (PKDL)
Pseudoterranova Infection (Anisakiasis, Anisakis Infection)
Pubic Lice Infestation ("Crabs," Pthiriasis, Phthirus pubis)

Raccoon Roundworm Infection (Baylisascariasis, Baylisascaris Infection)
River Blindness (Onchocerciasis, Onchocerca volvulus)

Sappinia spp. (Pathogenic Free-Living Amebae)
Sarcocystis Infection (Sarcocystis spp.)
Sarcoptes scabiei (Itch Mite Infestation, Scabies)
Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia, Schistosoma spp.)
Sleeping Sickness (Trypanosomiasis, African; African Sleeping Sickness)
Strongyloidiasis (Strongyloides Infection, Strongyloides stercoralis)
Swimmer's Itch (Cercarial Dermatitis, See Schistosoma spp.)

Taeniasis (Taenia Infection, Tapeworm Infection)
Toxocariasis (Toxocara Infection, Ocular Larva Migrans, Visceral Larva Migrans)
Toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma Infection, Toxoplasma gondii)
Trichinellosis (Trichinosis)
Trichinosis (Trichinellosis, Trichinella spp.)
Trichomoniasis (Trichomonas Infection, Trichomonas vaginalis)
Trichuriasis (Whipworm Infection, Trichuris Infection, Trichuris trichiura)
Trypanosomiasis, African (African Sleeping Sickness, Sleeping Sickness, Trypanosoma spp.)
Trypanosomiasis, American (Chagas Disease, Trypanosoma cruzi)

Visceral Larva Migrans (Toxocariasis, Toxocara Infection, Ocular Larva Migrans)
Visceral Leishmaniasis (Post-kala-azar dermal leshmaniasis, PKDL)

Whipworm Infection (Trichuriasis, Trichuris Infection, Trichuris trichiura)
Wuchereria bancrofti (lympatic filariasis, elephantiasis)

Zoonotic Diseases (Diseases spread from animals to people)