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Oesophagostomiasis: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Oesophagostomiasis is available below.

Symptoms of Oesophagostomiasis

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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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Oesophagostomiasis?

Oesophagostomiasis: Complications

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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 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 of "good" 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 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" ( 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 more »

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 with a variety of symptoms 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 more »

Oesophagostomiasis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Oesophagostomiasis

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Oesophagostomiasis: Rare Types

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Oesophagostomiasis: Animations

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.

Oesophagostomiasis: Broader Related Topics

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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. - (Source - Diseases Database)


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