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Pediatric Parasitic Infections

What are parasitic skin infections?

Skin parasites are small insects or worms that burrow into the skin to live there or lay their eggs.

There are many types of parasitic skin infections that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. They include lice and scabies.

Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Rana Hamdy

Rana Hamdy

Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Associate Director, Fellowship Training Program
Infectious Diseases Specialist
Departments

Departments

Dermatology

The Division of Dermatology at Children's National Hospital continues to expand services as more families seek our expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the skin, hair and nails.