Parasitic infection NOS

Parasitic Infection (NOS)

Parasitic infection, also known as Parasitic Disease, is an infection caused by parasites, organisms that live on, in, or inside another organism and derive their nutrients from it. Parasites can be classified into three broad categories: protozoa, helminths, and ectoparasites. Protozoans are single-celled organisms that can cause illnesses such as malaria and amebic dysentery. Helminths are multi-cellular organisms such as worms or flukes. And ectoparasites include insects, mites, and ticks.

Parasitic Infection (NOS) is a medical term that stands for "not otherwise specified." NOS is used when a doctor or other medical professional is unable to identify the specific type of disease or infection. This is usually due to an incomplete analysis or examination of the patient's symptoms.

Parasitic Infection (NOS) can lead to a range of physical symptoms including:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rash
  • Weight Loss

The specific treatment varies depending on the type of parasite. Antibiotics, antiparasitic medications, and other medications may be prescribed to treat a parasitic infection. In some cases, surgery might be necessary to remove a parasite or an organ infected with a parasite. It is important to visit a doctor if you suspect you have a parasitic infection, so that they can diagnose and treat the infection appropriately.