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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.

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Dermatology Treatment at Children's National Hospital

The pediatric specialists at Children's National Hospital have the expertise to diagnose, treat and manage conditions of the skin, nails and hair common in infant and younger patients. Discover more about the treatments we offer.

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Providers Who Treat Parasitic Infections

    Departments that Treat Parasitic Infections

    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.