Skin Infestations

As the outermost and largest organ of the human body, skin is often invaded by various insects and parasites.

  1. Insect bite reaction (Papular urticaria)
    • Bites of various insects, ticks, fleas and mites
  2. Mite infestation
    • Scabies (Sarcoptes scabiei)
    • Trombiculid mites (chiggers)
  3. Louse infestation
    • Pediculosis capitis (Head louse), pediculosis corporis (body louse), phthiriasis pubis (pubic louse)
  4. Larva infestation
    • Cutaneous larva migrans (creeping eruption due to hookworm larva)
    • Cutaneous myiasis (fly larva)
  5. Flea infestation
    • Tungiasis (Tunga penetrans)