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).
- Ectopia cordis
Ectopia cordis: A birth defect that results in an abnormal location of the heart, usually outside the chest. REFERENCE: Mercer LJ, Petres RE and Smeltzer JS. Ultrasonic diagnosis of ectopia cordis. Obstet Gynecol 61:. 523, 1983
Ectopic: In the wrong place, out of place. For example, an ectopic kidney is a kidney that is not in the usual ‘location.
- Ectopic pregnancy
an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies are frequently due to an inability of the fertilized egg to make its way through a Fallopian tube into the uterus. Risk factors predisposing to an ectopic pregnancy include: Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) which can damage the tube’s functioning or leave it partly or completely blocked; Surgery on a Fallopian […]
Ectrodactyly: The congenital absence of all or part of one or more fingers or toes. The term ectrodactyly has been applied to a variety of malformations of the fingers or toes. It is probably best reserved for: transverse terminal aphalangia (absence of the last bone in the finger or toe), adactylia (total absence of a […]
- Ectromelia virus
Ectromelia virus: A member of the poxvirus family which is a highly virulent natural pathogen of mice that causes mousepox, a severe disease with high mortality rate in mice but does not infect humans. The complete genome sequence of ectromelia virus is known.