Commentary - Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Diagnosis and Therapy (2023) Volume 8, Issue 2
Endoparasites: An overview of the internal parasites affecting animals and humans.
Endoparasites are organisms that live within the tissues and organs of their host, obtaining their nutrition and shelter from their host while causing harm and potentially even death. These parasites are ubiquitous and affect various animal species, including humans. They are responsible for a significant burden of disease worldwide, causing substantial morbidity and mortality. Endoparasites can affect multiple organ systems and cause a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe. Diagnosis and treatment of endoparasitic infections can be challenging, requiring specialized diagnostic tests and the use of anthelmintic drugs. Prevention measures, including improved sanitation and hygiene practices, can help reduce the incidence of endoparasitic infections.Author(s): Emil Hans