Trichinosis

(Trichiniasis) A trichinosis is an infection with Trichinella spiralis or related Trichinella. The complaints made u. a. from an initial gastrointestinal disorder, which is followed by a periorbital edema, muscle pain, fever, and eosinophilia. The diagnosis is made clinically and serologically confirmed. A muscle biopsy may be diagnostic conclusive, but is rarely necessary. Treatment is with mebendazole or albendazole, with severe symptoms in addition to prednisone. Trichinosis occurs worldwide. It…

September 3, 2018
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