external Worms

Chapter 7 – Krimi Nidana

The 7th chapter of Madhava Nidana deals with Krimi Nidana, i.e., parasitic diseases. A parasite is an organism that lives by necessary means such as on or in a host organism and survives by feeding from or at the expense of that host.2 The term Krimi has adapted a wide interpretation in ancient literature and includes all pathogenic and non-pathogenic organisms covering a vast range of infestation and infection caused by a host of agents from worms to viruses.

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