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Helminthiasis: Introduction

Helminthiasis: Infection of the human body with a parasitic worm such as roundworms and pinworms. The worms usually only involve the intestinal tract but sometimes they may invade other organs. The type and severity of symptoms is determined by the type of worm and the part of the body infected. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Helminthiasis is available below.

Symptoms of Helminthiasis

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Helminthiasis:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Helminthiasis?

Helminthiasis: Related Patient Stories

Causes of Helminthiasis

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Misdiagnosis and Helminthiasis

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Research about Helminthiasis

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Clinical Trials for Helminthiasis

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on for Helminthiasis include:

Statistics for Helminthiasis

Helminthiasis: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Helminthiasis:

Diseases caused by parasitic worms of the helminth class. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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


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