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Definition of Ectoparasitosis

Ectoparasitosis: Infestation with an ectoparasite, a parasite that lives on or in the skin. The four major ectoparasitoses are pediculosis, scabies, cutaneous larva migrans and tungiasis (sand-flea disease).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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