Tropical skin diseases are conditions acquired in tropical and subtropical regions. They are diagnosed in non-tropical countries most often in immigrants and travellers. Tropical skin diseases are often carried by insects and are transmitted when the insects bite humans.
Infections are classified as:
Diseases classified as tropical diseases include:
- American trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease)
- African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness)
- Atypical mycobacterial infection
- Cutaneous tuberculosis (TB)
- Lymphatic filariasis
- Yellow fever
- Zika virus.