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Whipworm

Whipworm: Introduction

Whipworm: Humans worldwide are infected with Ascaris lumbricoides and Trichuris trichiura; the eggs of these roundworms (nematode) are "sticky" and may be carried to the ... more about Whipworm.

Whipworm: Any nematode of the genus trichuris. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Whipworm is available below.

Symptoms of Whipworm

Treatments for Whipworm

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Whipworm?

Whipworm: Deaths

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Diagnostic Tests for Whipworm

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Whipworm: Complications

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Causes of Whipworm

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Disease Topics Related To Whipworm

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Whipworm: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Whipworm

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even...read more »

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be...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. The digestive system contains a variety...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut....read more »

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...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable bowel...read more »

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Whipworm: Rare Types

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Clinical Trials for Whipworm

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Statistics for Whipworm

Whipworm: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Whipworm

FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

Humans worldwide are infected with Ascaris lumbricoides and Trichuris trichiura; the eggs of these roundworms (nematode) are "sticky" and may be carried to the mouth by hands, other body parts, fomites (inanimate objects), or foods. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

The name whipworm comes from the parasite's long, very thin, whiplike shape. Fertilized eggs develop outside the body, and an embryonated egg is produced in three weeks in a favorable environment; that is, warm, moist, shaded soil. (Source: excerpt from Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Definitions of Whipworm:

Infection with nematodes of the genus TRICHURIS, formerly called Trichocephalus. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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