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What is Gnathostoma Infection?

What is Gnathostoma Infection?

  • Gnathostoma Infection: Infection with a type of round worm (Gnathostoma spinigerum and Gnathostoma hispidum). Infection typically occurs through eating undercooked fish or poultry containing the roundworm larvae or by drinking contaminated water. The symptoms are determined by which tissues the worms migrate through. The worms tend to migrate mainly through the skin.

Gnathostoma Infection is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Gnathostoma Infection, or a subtype of Gnathostoma Infection, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Gnathostoma Infection: Introduction

Types of Gnathostoma Infection:

Broader types of Gnathostoma Infection:

How serious is Gnathostoma Infection?

Complications of Gnathostoma Infection: see complications of Gnathostoma Infection

What causes Gnathostoma Infection?

Causes of Gnathostoma Infection: see causes of Gnathostoma Infection

What are the symptoms of Gnathostoma Infection?

Symptoms of Gnathostoma Infection: see symptoms of Gnathostoma Infection

Complications of Gnathostoma Infection: see complications of Gnathostoma Infection

Can anyone else get Gnathostoma Infection?

More information: see contagiousness of Gnathostoma Infection
Inheritance: see inheritance of Gnathostoma Infection

Gnathostoma Infection: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Gnathostoma Infection.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Gnathostoma Infection.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Gnathostoma Infection: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Gnathostoma Infection.
Treatments for Gnathostoma Infection: see treatments for Gnathostoma Infection

Name and Aliases of Gnathostoma Infection

Main name of condition: Gnathostoma Infection

Other names or spellings for Gnathostoma Infection:

Gnathostomiasis

Gnathostomiasis
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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