Oesophagostomiasis: A parasitic intestinal infection caused by a nematode called Oesophagostomum bifurcum. The parasite commonly infects monkeys, goats, cattle, sheep and pigs. The infection is relatively rare in humans but is most commonly found in northern Togo and Ghana. Transmission usually occurs through oral contact with contaminated soil.
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Symptoms of Oesophagostomiasis
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Treatments for Oesophagostomiasis
- Surgery may be needed to remove nodules containing the parasites from the intestinal tract. Otherwise worming drugs such as albendazole, thiabendazole and levamisole may be used
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Causes of Oesophagostomiasis
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Oesophagostomiasis: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Oesophagostomiasis
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
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Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
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Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
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Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
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Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
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Prognosis for Oesophagostomiasis
Prognosis for Oesophagostomiasis:
Without treatment, the intestinal wall may become perforated or serious infection may set in. Death can occur in severe untreated cases.
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Definitions of Oesophagostomiasis:
Infection of the intestinal tract with worms of the genus OESOPHAGOSTOMUM. This condition occurs mainly in animals other than man.
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