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What is Anguillulosis?

What is Anguillulosis?

  • Anguillulosis: A infectious disease caused by an intestinal parasite called Strongyloides stercoralis (round worm). Infestation can occur directly through broken skin or through ingestion. Symptoms can take decades to develop in some cases. In rare cases, reinfection occurs and the parasites travel to other parts of the body such as the liver and lungs which can cause serious symptoms. The condition is highly deadly in immunocompromised patients.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Anguillulosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Anguillulosis: Introduction

Types of Anguillulosis:

Broader types of Anguillulosis:

How serious is Anguillulosis?

Complications of Anguillulosis: see complications of Anguillulosis

What causes Anguillulosis?

Causes of Anguillulosis: see causes of Anguillulosis

What are the symptoms of Anguillulosis?

Symptoms of Anguillulosis: see symptoms of Anguillulosis

Complications of Anguillulosis: see complications of Anguillulosis

Anguillulosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Anguillulosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Anguillulosis.

How is it treated?

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

Name of Anguillulosis

Main name of condition: Anguillulosis


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