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Trichinosis

Causes of Trichinosis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Trichinosis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Trichinosis: Comorbid Symptoms

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Article Excerpts about Trichinosis

Trichinosis, also called trichinellosis (TRICK-a-NELL-o-sis), is caused by eating raw or undercooked pork and wild game products infected with the larvae of a species of worm called Trichinella. Infection occurs worldwide, but is most common in areas where raw or undercooked pork, such as ham or sausage, is eaten. (Source: excerpt from Trichinosis: DPD)

Trichinosis is an infection by the larvae of a most versatile roundworm, Trichinella spiralis. This parasite can infect virtually every meat-eating mammal. Unlike the other parasitic roundworm diseases that have been discussed, trichinosis is not an intestinal infection in the usual sense. It is the migration of T. spiralis larvae through the body and their encystment (becoming enclosed in a capsule) in a muscle that creates serious problems. The parasite is especially common in rats and in swine that feed on uncooked garbage. The disease occurs in humans when they eat undercooked infected pork. (Source: excerpt from Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Trichinosis, also called trichinellosis (TRICK-a-NELL-o-sis), is caused by eating raw or undercooked pork... (Source: excerpt from Trichinosis: DPD)

Trichinosis is an infection by the larvae of a most versatile roundworm, Trichinella spiralis... (Source: excerpt from Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Definitions of Trichinosis:

A parasite of carnivorous mammals that causes TRICHINOSIS. It is especially common in rats and in swine fed uncooked garbage. Human infection is initiated by the consumption of raw or insufficiently cooked pork or other meat containing the encysted larvae.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Infestation by trichina larvae that are transmitted by eating inadequately cooked meat (especially pork); larvae migrate from the intestinal tract to the muscles where they become encysted
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

A disease due to infection with trichinae, caused by consumption of undercooked meat containing Trichinella.
- (Source - CRISP)

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

Detailed list of causes of Trichinosis

The list below shows some of the causes of Trichinosis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Trichinosis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Trichinosis. Of the 4 causes of Trichinosis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 3 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Trichinosis:

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What are the alternative names for Trichinosis:

Trichinella spiralis, Trichinellosis, Trichiniasis
- (Source - Diseases Database)

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