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Causes of Trichinosis

Primary Cause of Trichinosis

The primary cause of Trichinosis is the result:

  • of an infectious agent.

Trichinosis Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Trichinosis:

Trichinosis: Geographical Location Profile

Geographical Profile for Trichinosis: Infection occurs worldwide, but is most common in areas where raw or undercooked pork, such as ham or sausage, is... (Source: excerpt from Trichinosis: DPD) ...more »

Trichinosis: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Trichinosis, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Trichinosis:

Trichinosis: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Trichinosis: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

What causes Trichinosis?

Causes: Trichinosis: Cases are less commonly associated with pork products and more often associated with eating raw or undercooked wild game meats. (Source: excerpt from Trichinosis: DPD)
Article excerpts about the causes of Trichinosis:
Typically, the life cycle of the parasite begins when a person or an animal eats contaminated meat containing larvae. Digestive juices from the stomach dissolve the capsule-like cyst and release the parasites. The larvae then penetrate into the intestine where they mature and mate. Female worms then pass larvae into the blood stream where they make their way through the capillaries (tiny blood vessels) into the muscle fibers. Once in the muscle fibers, they encyst again and begin a sometimes long life. (Source: excerpt from Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Related information on causes of Trichinosis:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Trichinosis may be found in:


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