Last updated:09-05-2008
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Definition and causes

Trichinosis is a disease caused by piskeormenTrichuris trichiura. It is mainly prevalent in hot, humid areas with poverty and poor hygiene.

Eggs from piskeormen is very resistant and can survive in soil for a long time. However, they can not tolerate desiccation, and this is why the most infected in tropical areas.

Humans infected by the intake of jordrester, containing eggs of the worm (for example. Poorly washed vegetables). Trichinellosis affects mostly children, as they often are in contact with the ground. When the eggs back in the intestinal tract, hatched them, and the worm live in the gut by drilling the fore in tyktarmens mucous membrane.

Symptoms of trichinosis

After ingestion of soil contaminated with eggs, which usually go around. 3 months, before the development of an adult worm. In most cases, the disease go without symptoms, but sometimes seen:

  • Abdominal pain.

  • Vomiting.

  • Diarrhoea as possible. may be with blood and mucus.

In severe cases can also be seen signs of anaemia .

Select and complications

The disease is usually uncomplicated after treatment with slow urine. In rare cases, it may be necessary to examine people with a kikkertundersøgelse in the gut, if you are in doubt about the diagnosis.

Precautions and diagnosis

If you have blood in the stools, and prolonged diarrhea, one should go to the doctor to be examined further. The diagnosis trikonose can be made by examining stool for eggs, take a blood test and possible. examine the intestine with a kikkertundersøgelse.

Consideration of trichinosis

Trikonose dealt with a specific slow urine.

Prevention of trichinosis

Prevention of trichinosis is by maintaining good håndhygiejne, and by its wash vegetables thoroughly.





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