Infestation

"Infestation" References in the ICD-10-CM Index to Diseases and Injuries

References in the ICD-10-CM Index to Diseases and Injuries applicable to the clinical term "infestation"

  • Infestation - B88.9 Infestation, unspecified
    • Acanthocheilonema (perstans) (streptocerca) - B74.4 Mansonelliasis
    • Acariasis - B88.0 Other acariasis
      • demodex folliculorum - B88.0 Other acariasis
      • sarcoptes scabiei - B86 Scabies
      • trombiculae - B88.0 Other acariasis
    • Agamofilaria streptocerca - B74.4 Mansonelliasis
    • Ancylostoma, ankylostoma (braziliense) (caninum) (ceylanicum) (duodenale) - B76.0 Ancylostomiasis
      • americanum - B76.1 Necatoriasis
      • new world - B76.1 Necatoriasis
    • Anisakis larvae, anisakiasis - B81.0 Anisakiasis
    • arthropod NEC - B88.2 Other arthropod infestations
    • Ascaris lumbricoides - See: Ascariasis;
    • Balantidium coli - A07.0 Balantidiasis
    • beef tapeworm - B68.1 Taenia saginata taeniasis
    • Bothriocephalus (latus) - B70.0 Diphyllobothriasis
      • larval - B70.1 Sparganosis
    • broad tapeworm - B70.0 Diphyllobothriasis
      • larval - B70.1 Sparganosis
    • Brugia (malayi) - B74.1 Filariasis due to Brugia malayi
      • timori - B74.2 Filariasis due to Brugia timori
    • candiru - B88.8 Other specified infestations
    • Capillaria
      • hepatica - B83.8 Other specified helminthiases
      • philippinensis - B81.1 Intestinal capillariasis
    • cat liver fluke - B66.0 Opisthorchiasis
    • cestodes - B71.9 Cestode infection, unspecified
      • diphyllobothrium - See: Infestation, diphyllobothrium;
      • dipylidiasis - B71.1 Dipylidiasis
      • hymenolepiasis - B71.0 Hymenolepiasis
      • specified type NEC - B71.8 Other specified cestode infections
    • chigger - B88.0 Other acariasis
    • chigo, chigoe - B88.1 Tungiasis [sandflea infestation]
    • Clonorchis (sinensis) (liver) - B66.1 Clonorchiasis
    • coccidial - A07.3 Isosporiasis
    • crab-lice - B85.3 Phthiriasis
    • Cysticercus cellulosae - See: Cysticercosis;
    • Demodex (folliculorum) - B88.0 Other acariasis
    • Dermanyssus gallinae - B88.0 Other acariasis
    • Dermatobia (hominis) - See: Myiasis;
    • Dibothriocephalus (latus) - B70.0 Diphyllobothriasis
      • larval - B70.1 Sparganosis
    • Dicrocoelium dendriticum - B66.2 Dicroceliasis
    • Diphyllobothrium (adult) (latum) (intestinal) (pacificum) - B70.0 Diphyllobothriasis
      • larval - B70.1 Sparganosis
    • Diplogonoporus (grandis) - B71.8 Other specified cestode infections
    • Dipylidium caninum - B67.4 Echinococcus granulosus infection, unspecified
    • Distoma hepaticum - B66.3 Fascioliasis
    • dog tapeworm - B67.4 Echinococcus granulosus infection, unspecified
    • Dracunculus medinensis - B72 Dracunculiasis
    • dragon worm - B72 Dracunculiasis
    • dwarf tapeworm - B71.0 Hymenolepiasis
    • Echinococcus - See: Echinococcus;
    • Echinostomum ilocanum - B66.8 Other specified fluke infections
    • Entamoeba (histolytica) - See: Infection, Ameba;
    • Enterobius vermicularis - B80 Enterobiasis
    • eyelid
      • in (due to)
        • leishmaniasis - B55.1 Cutaneous leishmaniasis
        • loiasis - B74.3 Loiasis
        • onchocerciasis - B73.09 Onchocerciasis with other eye involvement
        • phthiriasis - B85.3 Phthiriasis
      • parasitic NOS - B89 Unspecified parasitic disease
    • eyeworm - B74.3 Loiasis
    • Fasciola (gigantica) (hepatica) (indica) - B66.3 Fascioliasis
    • Fasciolopsis (buski) (intestine) - B66.5 Fasciolopsiasis
    • filarial - B74.9 Filariasis, unspecified
      • bancroftian - B74.0 Filariasis due to Wuchereria bancrofti
      • conjunctiva - B74.9 Filariasis, unspecified
      • due to
        • Acanthocheilonema (perstans) (streptocerca) - B74.4 Mansonelliasis
        • Brugia (malayi) - B74.1 Filariasis due to Brugia malayi
          • timori - B74.2 Filariasis due to Brugia timori
        • Dracunculus medinensis - B72 Dracunculiasis
        • guinea worm - B72 Dracunculiasis
        • loa loa - B74.3 Loiasis
        • Mansonella (ozzardi) (perstans) (streptocerca) - B74.4 Mansonelliasis
        • Onchocerca volvulus - B73.00 Onchocerciasis with eye involvement, unspecified
          • eye - B73.00 Onchocerciasis with eye involvement, unspecified
          • eyelid - B73.09 Onchocerciasis with other eye involvement
        • Wuchereria (bancrofti) - B74.0 Filariasis due to Wuchereria bancrofti
      • Malayan - B74.1 Filariasis due to Brugia malayi
      • ozzardi - B74.4 Mansonelliasis
      • specified type NEC - B74.8 Other filariases
    • fish tapeworm - B70.0 Diphyllobothriasis
      • larval - B70.1 Sparganosis
    • fluke - B66.9 Fluke infection, unspecified
      • blood NOS - See: Schistosomiasis;
      • cat liver - B66.0 Opisthorchiasis
      • intestinal - B66.5 Fasciolopsiasis
      • lancet - B66.2 Dicroceliasis
      • liver (sheep) - B66.3 Fascioliasis
        • cat - B66.0 Opisthorchiasis
        • Chinese - B66.1 Clonorchiasis
        • due to clonorchiasis - B66.1 Clonorchiasis
        • oriental - B66.1 Clonorchiasis
      • lung (oriental) - B66.4 Paragonimiasis
      • sheep liver - B66.3 Fascioliasis
      • specified type NEC - B66.8 Other specified fluke infections
    • fly larvae - See: Myiasis;
    • Gasterophilus (intestinalis) - See: Myiasis;
    • Gastrodiscoides hominis - B66.8 Other specified fluke infections
    • Giardia lamblia - A07.1 Giardiasis [lambliasis]
    • Gnathostoma (spinigerum) - B83.1 Gnathostomiasis
    • Gongylonema - B83.8 Other specified helminthiases
    • guinea worm - B72 Dracunculiasis
    • helminth - B83.9 Helminthiasis, unspecified
      • angiostrongyliasis - B83.2 Angiostrongyliasis due to Parastrongylus cantonensis
        • intestinal - B81.3 Intestinal angiostrongyliasis
      • gnathostomiasis - B83.1 Gnathostomiasis
      • hirudiniasis, internal - B83.4 Internal hirudiniasis
      • intestinal - B82.0 Intestinal helminthiasis, unspecified
        • angiostrongyliasis - B81.3 Intestinal angiostrongyliasis
        • anisakiasis - B81.0 Anisakiasis
        • ascariasis - See: Ascariasis;
        • capillariasis - B81.1 Intestinal capillariasis
        • cysticercosis - See: Cysticercosis;
        • diphyllobothriasis - See: Infestation, diphyllobothriasis;
        • dracunculiasis - B72 Dracunculiasis
        • echinococcus - See: Echinococcosis;
        • enterobiasis - B80 Enterobiasis
        • filariasis - - See: Infestation, filarial;
        • fluke - See: Infestation, fluke;
        • hookworm - See: Infestation, hookworm;
        • mixed (types classifiable to more than one of the titles B65.0-B81.3 and B81.8) - B81.4 Mixed intestinal helminthiases
        • onchocerciasis - See: Onchocerciasis;
        • schistosomiasis - See: Infestation, schistosoma;
        • specified
          • cestode NEC - See: Infestation, cestode;
          • type NEC - B81.8 Other specified intestinal helminthiases
        • strongyloidiasis - See: Strongyloidiasis;
        • taenia - See: Infestation, taenia;
        • trichinellosis - B75 Trichinellosis
        • trichostrongyliasis - B81.2 Trichostrongyliasis
        • trichuriasis - B79 Trichuriasis
      • specified type NEC - B83.8 Other specified helminthiases
      • syngamiasis - B83.3 Syngamiasis
      • visceral larva migrans - B83.0 Visceral larva migrans
    • Heterophyes (heterophyes) - B66.8 Other specified fluke infections
    • hookworm - B76.9 Hookworm disease, unspecified
      • ancylostomiasis - B76.0 Ancylostomiasis
      • necatoriasis - B76.1 Necatoriasis
      • specified type NEC - B76.8 Other hookworm diseases
    • Hymenolepis (diminuta) (nana) - B71.0 Hymenolepiasis
    • intestinal NEC - B82.9 Intestinal parasitism, unspecified
    • leeches (aquatic) (land) - See: Hirudiniasis;
    • Leishmania - See: Leishmaniasis;
    • lice, louse - See: Infestation, Pediculus;
    • Linguatula - B88.8 Other specified infestations
    • Liponyssoides sanguineus - B88.0 Other acariasis
    • Loa loa - B74.3 Loiasis
      • conjunctival - B74.3 Loiasis
      • eyelid - B74.3 Loiasis
    • louse - See: Infestation, Pediculus;
    • maggots - See: Myiasis;
    • Mansonella (ozzardi) (perstans) (streptocerca) - B74.4 Mansonelliasis
    • Medina (worm) - B72 Dracunculiasis
    • Metagonimus (yokogawai) - B66.8 Other specified fluke infections
    • microfilaria streptocerca - See: Onchocerciasis;
      • eye - B73.00 Onchocerciasis with eye involvement, unspecified
      • eyelid - B73.09 Onchocerciasis with other eye involvement
    • mites - B88.9 Infestation, unspecified
      • scabic - B86 Scabies
    • Monilia (albicans) - See: Candidiasis;
    • mouth - B37.0 Candidal stomatitis
    • Necator americanus - B76.1 Necatoriasis
    • nematode NEC (intestinal) - B82.0 Intestinal helminthiasis, unspecified
      • Ancylostoma - B76.0 Ancylostomiasis
      • conjunctiva NEC - B83.9 Helminthiasis, unspecified
      • Enterobius vermicularis - B80 Enterobiasis
      • Gnathostoma spinigerum - B83.1 Gnathostomiasis
      • physaloptera - B80 Enterobiasis
      • specified NEC - B81.8 Other specified intestinal helminthiases
      • trichostrongylus - B81.2 Trichostrongyliasis
      • trichuris (trichuria) - B79 Trichuriasis
    • Oesophagostomum (apiostomum) - B81.8 Other specified intestinal helminthiases
    • Oestrus ovis - See Also: Myiasis; - B87.9 Myiasis, unspecified
    • Onchocerca (volvulus) - See: Onchocerciasis;
    • Opisthorchis (felineus) (viverrini) - B66.0 Opisthorchiasis
    • orbit, parasitic NOS - B89 Unspecified parasitic disease
    • Oxyuris vermicularis - B80 Enterobiasis
    • Paragonimus (westermani) - B66.4 Paragonimiasis
    • parasite, parasitic - B89 Unspecified parasitic disease
      • eyelid - B89 Unspecified parasitic disease
      • intestinal NOS - B82.9 Intestinal parasitism, unspecified
      • mouth - B37.0 Candidal stomatitis
      • skin - B88.9 Infestation, unspecified
      • tongue - B37.0 Candidal stomatitis
    • Parastrongylus
      • cantonensis - B83.2 Angiostrongyliasis due to Parastrongylus cantonensis
      • costaricensis - B81.3 Intestinal angiostrongyliasis
    • Pediculus - B85.2 Pediculosis, unspecified
      • body - B85.1 Pediculosis due to Pediculus humanus corporis
      • capitis (humanus) (any site) - B85.0 Pediculosis due to Pediculus humanus capitis
      • corporis (humanus) (any site) - B85.1 Pediculosis due to Pediculus humanus corporis
      • head - B85.0 Pediculosis due to Pediculus humanus capitis
      • mixed (classifiable to more than one of the titles B85.0-B85.3) - B85.4 Mixed pediculosis and phthiriasis
      • pubis (any site) - B85.3 Phthiriasis
    • Pentastoma - B88.8 Other specified infestations
    • Phthirus (pubis) (any site) - B85.3 Phthiriasis
      • with any infestation classifiable to B85.0-B85.2 B85.4
    • pinworm - B80 Enterobiasis
    • pork tapeworm (adult) - B68.0 Taenia solium taeniasis
    • protozoal NEC - B64 Unspecified protozoal disease
      • intestinal - A07.9 Protozoal intestinal disease, unspecified
        • specified NEC - A07.8 Other specified protozoal intestinal diseases
      • specified NEC - B60.8 Other specified protozoal diseases
    • pubic, louse - B85.3 Phthiriasis
    • rat tapeworm - B71.0 Hymenolepiasis
    • red bug - B88.0 Other acariasis
    • roundworm (large) NEC - B82.0 Intestinal helminthiasis, unspecified
      • Ascariasis - See Also: Ascariasis; - B77.9 Ascariasis, unspecified
    • sandflea - B88.1 Tungiasis [sandflea infestation]
    • Sarcoptes scabiei - B86 Scabies
    • scabies - B86 Scabies
    • Schistosoma - B65.9 Schistosomiasis, unspecified
      • bovis - B65.8 Other schistosomiasis
      • cercariae - B65.3 Cercarial dermatitis
      • haematobium - B65.0 Schistosomiasis due to Schistosoma haematobium [urinary schistosomiasis]
      • intercalatum - B65.8 Other schistosomiasis
      • japonicum - B65.2 Schistosomiasis due to Schistosoma japonicum
      • mansoni - B65.1 Schistosomiasis due to Schistosoma mansoni [intestinal schistosomiasis]
      • mattheei - B65.8 Other schistosomiasis
      • mekongi - B65.8 Other schistosomiasis
      • specified type NEC - B65.8 Other schistosomiasis
      • spindale - B65.8 Other schistosomiasis
    • screw worms - See: Myiasis;
    • skin NOS - B88.9 Infestation, unspecified
    • Sparganum (mansoni) (proliferum) (baxteri) - B70.1 Sparganosis
      • larval - B70.1 Sparganosis
    • specified type NEC - B88.8 Other specified infestations
    • Spirometra larvae - B70.1 Sparganosis
    • Stellantchasmus falcatus - B66.8 Other specified fluke infections
    • Strongyloides stercoralis - See: Strongyloidiasis;
    • Taenia - B68.9 Taeniasis, unspecified
      • diminuta - B71.0 Hymenolepiasis
      • echinococcus - See: Echinococcus;
      • mediocanellata - B68.1 Taenia saginata taeniasis
      • nana - B71.0 Hymenolepiasis
      • saginata - B68.1 Taenia saginata taeniasis
      • solium (intestinal form) - B68.0 Taenia solium taeniasis
        • larval form - See: Cysticercosis;
    • Taeniarhynchus saginatus - B68.1 Taenia saginata taeniasis
    • tapeworm - B71.9 Cestode infection, unspecified
      • beef - B68.1 Taenia saginata taeniasis
      • broad - B70.0 Diphyllobothriasis
        • larval - B70.1 Sparganosis
      • dog - B67.4 Echinococcus granulosus infection, unspecified
      • dwarf - B71.0 Hymenolepiasis
      • fish - B70.0 Diphyllobothriasis
        • larval - B70.1 Sparganosis
      • pork - B68.0 Taenia solium taeniasis
      • rat - B71.0 Hymenolepiasis
    • Ternidens diminutus - B81.8 Other specified intestinal helminthiases
    • Tetranychus molestissimus - B88.0 Other acariasis
    • threadworm - B80 Enterobiasis
    • tongue - B37.0 Candidal stomatitis
    • Toxocara (canis) (cati) (felis) - B83.0 Visceral larva migrans
    • trematode (s) NEC - See: Infestation, fluke;
    • Trichinella (spiralis) - B75 Trichinellosis
    • Trichocephalus - B79 Trichuriasis
    • Trichomonas - See: Trichomoniasis;
    • Trichostrongylus - B81.2 Trichostrongyliasis
    • Trichuris (trichiura) - B79 Trichuriasis
    • Trombicula (irritans) - B88.0 Other acariasis
    • Tunga penetrans - B88.1 Tungiasis [sandflea infestation]
    • Uncinaria americana - B76.1 Necatoriasis
    • Vandellia cirrhosa - B88.8 Other specified infestations
    • whipworm - B79 Trichuriasis
    • worms - B83.9 Helminthiasis, unspecified
      • intestinal - B82.0 Intestinal helminthiasis, unspecified
    • Wuchereria (bancrofti) - B74.0 Filariasis due to Wuchereria bancrofti

Applicable Clinical Terms Definitions

Ancylostoma: A genus of nematode intestinal parasites that consists of several species. A. duodenale is the common hookworm in humans. A. braziliense, A. ceylonicum, and A. caninum occur primarily in cats and dogs, but all have been known to occur in humans.

Ancylostomiasis: Infection of humans or animals with hookworms of the genus ANCYLOSTOMA. Characteristics include anemia, dyspepsia, eosinophilia, and abdominal swelling.

Anisakiasis: Infection with roundworms of the genus ANISAKIS. Human infection results from the consumption of fish harboring roundworm larvae. The worms may cause acute NAUSEA; VOMITING; or penetrate into the wall of the DIGESTIVE TRACT where they give rise to EOSINOPHILIC GRANULOMA in the STOMACH; INTESTINES; or the OMENTUM.

Ascariasis: Infection by nematodes of the genus ASCARIS. Ingestion of infective eggs causes diarrhea and pneumonitis. Its distribution is more prevalent in areas of poor sanitation and where human feces are used for fertilizer.

Ascaris lumbricoides: A species of parasitic nematode that is the largest found in the human intestine. Its distribution is worldwide, but it is more prevalent in areas of poor sanitation. Human infection with A. lumbricoides is acquired by swallowing fully embryonated eggs from contaminated soil.

Capillaria: A genus of trichuroid nematodes parasitic in the liver and intestines of many mammals and birds. Two species, C. hepatica and C. philippinensis, produce often fatal infections in man.

Cats: The domestic cat, Felis catus, of the carnivore family FELIDAE, comprising over 30 different breeds. The domestic cat is descended primarily from the wild cat of Africa and extreme southwestern Asia. Though probably present in towns in Palestine as long ago as 7000 years, actual domestication occurred in Egypt about 4000 years ago. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th ed, p801)

Asian Continental Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the southeastern and eastern areas of the Asian continent.

Conjunctiva: The mucous membrane that covers the posterior surface of the eyelids and the anterior pericorneal surface of the eyeball.

Cysticercosis: Infection with CYSTICERCUS, the larval form of the various tapeworms of the genus Taenia (usually T. solium in man). In humans they penetrate the intestinal wall and invade subcutaneous tissue, brain, eye, muscle, heart, liver, lung, and peritoneum. Brain involvement results in NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS.

Diphyllobothriasis: Infection with tapeworms of the genus Diphyllobothrium.

Diphyllobothrium: A genus of tapeworm containing several species which occurs in the intestine of fish, birds, and mammals including man. Infection in humans is usually by eating uncooked fish. The larval stage is known as SPARGANUM.

Dogs: The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, comprising about 400 breeds, of the carnivore family CANIDAE. They are worldwide in distribution and live in association with people. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1065)

Dracunculiasis: Infection with nematodes of the genus Dracunculus. One or more worms may be seen at a time, with the legs and feet being the most commonly infected areas. Symptoms include pruritus, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or asthmatic attacks.

Echinococcus: A genus of very small TAPEWORMS, in the family Taeniidae. The adult form is found in various CARNIVORA but not humans. The larval form is seen in humans under certain epidemiologic circumstances.

Enterobiasis: Infection with nematodes of the genus ENTEROBIUS; E. vermicularis, the pinworm of man, causes a crawling sensation and pruritus. This condition results in scratching the area, occasionally causing scarification.

Eye: The organ of sight constituting a pair of globular organs made up of a three-layered roughly spherical structure specialized for receiving and responding to light.

Eyelids: Each of the upper and lower folds of SKIN which cover the EYE when closed.

Giardia lamblia: A species of parasitic EUKARYOTES that attaches itself to the intestinal mucosa and feeds on mucous secretions. The organism is roughly pear-shaped and motility is somewhat erratic, with a slow oscillation about the long axis.

Gnathostomiasis: Infections with nematodes of the genus GNATHOSTOMA, superfamily THELAZIOIDEA. Gnathostomiasis is a food-borne zoonosis caused by eating undercooked or raw fish or meat.

Head: The upper part of the human body, or the front or upper part of the body of an animal, typically separated from the rest of the body by a neck, and containing the brain, mouth, and sense organs.

Helminths: Commonly known as parasitic worms, this group includes the ACANTHOCEPHALA; NEMATODA; and PLATYHELMINTHS. Some authors consider certain species of LEECHES that can become temporarily parasitic as helminths.

Ancylostomatoidea: A superfamily of nematode parasitic hookworms consisting of four genera: ANCYLOSTOMA; NECATOR; Bunostomum; and Uncinaria. ANCYLOSTOMA and NECATOR occur in humans and other mammals. Bunostomum is common in ruminants and Uncinaria in wolves, foxes, and dogs.

Hymenolepiasis: Infection with tapeworms of the genus Hymenolepis.

Leishmania: A genus of flagellate protozoa comprising several species that are pathogenic for humans. Organisms of this genus have an amastigote and a promastigote stage in their life cycles. As a result of enzymatic studies this single genus has been divided into two subgenera: Leishmania leishmania and Leishmania viannia. Species within the Leishmania leishmania subgenus include: L. aethiopica, L. arabica, L. donovani, L. enrietti, L. gerbilli, L. hertigi, L. infantum, L. major, L. mexicana, and L. tropica. The following species are those that compose the Leishmania viannia subgenus: L. braziliensis, L. guyanensis, L. lainsoni, L. naiffi, and L. shawi.

Leishmaniasis: A disease caused by any of a number of species of protozoa in the genus LEISHMANIA. There are four major clinical types of this infection: cutaneous (Old and New World) (LEISHMANIASIS, CUTANEOUS), diffuse cutaneous (LEISHMANIASIS, DIFFUSE CUTANEOUS), mucocutaneous (LEISHMANIASIS, MUCOCUTANEOUS), and visceral (LEISHMANIASIS, VISCERAL).

Loiasis: A parasitic infection caused by the nematode Loa loa. The vector in the transmission of this infection is the horsefly (Tabanus) or the deerfly or mango fly (Chrysops). The larvae may be seen just beneath the skin or passing through the conjunctiva. Eye lesions are not uncommon. The disease is generally mild and painless.

Phthiraptera: An order of small, wingless parasitic insects, commonly known as lice. The suborders include ANOPLURA (sucking lice); AMBLYCERA; ISCHNOCERA; and Rhynchophthirina (elephant and warthog lice).

Mites: Any arthropod of the subclass ACARI except the TICKS. They are minute animals related to the spiders, usually having transparent or semitransparent bodies. They may be parasitic on humans and domestic animals, producing various irritations of the skin (MITE INFESTATIONS). Many mite species are important to human and veterinary medicine as both parasite and vector. Mites also infest plants.

Mouth: The oval-shaped oral cavity located at the apex of the digestive tract and consisting of two parts: the vestibule and the oral cavity proper.

Necator americanus: A common parasite of humans in the moist tropics and subtropics. These organisms attach to villi in the small intestine and suck blood causing diarrhea, anorexia, and anemia.

Necatoriasis: Infection of humans or animals with hookworms of the genus NECATOR. The resulting anemia from this condition is less severe than that from ANCYLOSTOMIASIS.

Onchocerca volvulus: A species of parasitic nematodes widely distributed throughout central Africa and also found in northern South America, southern Mexico, and Guatemala. Its intermediate host and vector is the blackfly or buffalo gnat.

Onchocerciasis: Infection with nematodes of the genus ONCHOCERCA. Characteristics include the presence of firm subcutaneous nodules filled with adult worms, PRURITUS, and ocular lesions.

Pediculus: Lice of the genus Pediculus, family Pediculidae. Pediculus humanus corporus is the human body louse and Pediculus humanus capitis is the human head louse.

Rats: The common name for the genus Rattus.

Sarcoptes scabiei: A species of mite that causes SCABIES in humans and sarcoptic mange in other animals. Specific variants of S. scabiei exist for humans and animals, but many have the ability to cross species and cause disease.

Scabies: A contagious cutaneous inflammation caused by the bite of the mite SARCOPTES SCABIEI. It is characterized by pruritic papular eruptions and burrows and affects primarily the axillae, elbows, wrists, and genitalia, although it can spread to cover the entire body.

Schistosoma: A genus of trematode flukes belonging to the family Schistosomatidae. There are over a dozen species. These parasites are found in man and other mammals. Snails are the intermediate hosts.

Schistosomiasis: Infection with flukes (trematodes) of the genus SCHISTOSOMA. Three species produce the most frequent clinical diseases: SCHISTOSOMA HAEMATOBIUM (endemic in Africa and the Middle East), SCHISTOSOMA MANSONI (in Egypt, northern and southern Africa, some West Indies islands, northern 2/3 of South America), and SCHISTOSOMA JAPONICUM (in Japan, China, the Philippines, Celebes, Thailand, Laos). S. mansoni is often seen in Puerto Ricans living in the United States.

Skin: The outer covering of the body that protects it from the environment. It is composed of the DERMIS and the EPIDERMIS.

Strongyloidiasis: Infection with nematodes of the genus STRONGYLOIDES. The presence of larvae may produce pneumonitis and the presence of adult worms in the intestine could lead to moderate to severe diarrhea.

Taenia: A genus of large tapeworms.

Cestoda: A subclass of segmented worms comprising the tapeworms.

Tongue: A muscular organ in the mouth that is covered with pink tissue called mucosa, tiny bumps called papillae, and thousands of taste buds. The tongue is anchored to the mouth and is vital for chewing, swallowing, and for speech.

Trichinellosis: An infection with TRICHINELLA. It is caused by eating raw or undercooked meat that is infected with larvae of nematode worms TRICHINELLA genus. All members of the TRICHINELLA genus can infect human in addition to TRICHINELLA SPIRALIS, the traditional etiological agent. It is distributed throughout much of the world and is re-emerging in some parts as a public health hazard and a food safety problem.

Trichomonas: A genus of parasitic flagellate EUKARYOTES distinguished by the presence of four anterior flagella, an undulating membrane, and a trailing flagellum.

Trichostrongylus: A genus of parasitic nematodes found in the digestive tract of herbivorous animals. They cause incidental infections in humans from the following species: Trichostrongylus colubriformis, T. orientalis, T. axei, and T. probolurus.

Trichuriasis: Infection with nematodes of the genus TRICHURIS, formerly called Trichocephalus.