Parasites and parasitic diseases

Elisabeth Presterl*, Magda Diab-El Schahawi*, Luigi Segagni Lusignani, Helga Paula, Jacqui S. Reilly

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Abstract

Parasitism is a form of existence. Parasitism means “life of an organism (‘parasite’) at the expense of another organism (host)”. If the profit is on both sides, this is called symbiosis. The host may be damaged but not necessarily. Parasites are therefore mono- or multicellular organisms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBasic Microbiology and Infection Control for Midwives
EditorsElisabeth Presterl, Magda Diab-El Schahawi, Jacqui S. Reilly
PublisherSpringer
Chapter18
Pages161-170
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783030020262
ISBN (Print)9783030020255
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • protozoa
  • parasites
  • flukes
  • worms

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