Parasitic skin infections
A myriad of parasitic infections affect the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Based on the identity of the parasite, the condition might be transient or protracted. Furthermore, such infections might be localized or spread out over multiple tissues. In the former case, the skin might be the primary site of parasitic infection or the skin might be the site of a secondary invasion. All parasitic groups have species which are capable of infecting or affecting the skin or subcutaneous tissues.