SKIN AND SOFT TISSUE INFECTIONS: Edited by Matteo BassettiParasitic skin infections: neglected diseases or just challenging for diagnosis?Gardini, Giuliaa; Tomasoni, Lina Rachelea; Castelli, Francescoa,b,cAuthor Information aUniversity Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Brescia and ASST Spedali Civili, Brescia, Italy bUNESCO Chair Training and Empowering Human Resources for Health Development in Resource-Limited Countries∗ cESCMID Study Group for Infections in Travelers and Migrants (ESGITM), Basel, Switzerland Correspondence to Francesco Castelli, MD, FRCP (Lond.), FFTM RCPS (Glasgow), FESCMID, FISTM, University Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Brescia and ASST Spedali Civili, Brescia, Italy. Tel: +39 030 3995664; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases: April 2020 - Volume 33 - Issue 2 - p 121-129 doi: 10.1097/QCO.0000000000000634 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review The aim of the article is to review the most recent evidence concerning parasitic skin infections. Recent findings Parasitic skin infections are increasingly reported worldwide. Special at-risk categories are migrants, returning travelers, and immunocompromised individuals, who are at higher risk to present disseminated disease. The number of reported cases is growing even outside the endemic areas as a consequence of international travels, migration flows, increasing immunocompromised population, climate change, and natural disasters. Summary Skin parasitoses are neglected infections. Funding assigned to prevent and treat them is limited, even if they affect millions of persons worldwide. Diagnosis could be a challenge for clinicians of high-income countries who are facing an increasing number of such infections related to great epidemiological events. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.