Single-celled parasites living and multiplying in the body are referred to as protozoan infections. The general term for these parasites is protozoa. Protozoa enter the body through the mouth or skin. Protozoa that enter through the mouth usually do so through unclean water or food. Protozoa that enter through the skin usually do so through an insect bite.
- Q What is the most common intestinal parasite in the U.S.?
- Q Should I be worried about protozoan infections?
- Q Can insects cause protozoan infections?
- Q How do helminthic parasites reproduce?
- Q What do protozoan infections mean?
- Q Do protozoan infections run in families?