Ectoparasitic infestations in homeless children.

  title={Ectoparasitic infestations in homeless children.},
  author={Benjamin Estrada},
  journal={Seminars in pediatric infectious diseases},
  volume={14 1},
Most human ectoparasites live on the surface of their host and depend on that host to complete their life cycle. The most common ectoparasitic infestations of medical importance in humans include pediculosis, scabies, myiasis, and tungiasis. Different host factors are related, with increased risk of acquiring ectoparasitic infestation occurring among the homeless. Although these ectoparasitic infections can be found worldwide, their prevalence is affected significantly by environmental… CONTINUE READING