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Glossary for Trichinosis

  • Abdominal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the abdominal region.
  • Abdominal pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Chest pain: Pain in the chest area.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Cysts: Lump produced by over-secreting gland
  • Dermatomyositis: A muscle disease characterized by chronic muscle inflammation resulting in progressive muscle weakness and a characteristic rash.
  • Diarrhea: Loose or watery stool.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Diseases contagious from animals: Diseases that can be contracted from animals
  • Diseases contagious from food: Diseases that can be contracted from food
  • Diseases contagious from pigs: Diseases that can be contracted from pigs
  • Diseases contagious from rodents: Diseases that can be contracted from rodents
  • Encephalitis: Dangerous infection of the brain
  • Eosinophilia: This is when there is an abnormal increase in the eosinophils in the blood
  • Eosinophilic fasciitis: A rare disorder where the skin on the limbs become painfully inflamed and looses it's elasticity.
  • Fibromyalgia: A difficult to diagnose condition affecting the muscles and/or joints
  • Food poisoning: Poisoning from a substance or microbe in food.
  • Food-related conditions: Medical conditions related to food ingestion.
  • Hearing Impairment: Reduced ability to hear sounds.
  • Heart complications: Any complication that relates to the heart
  • Lung symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both lungs.
  • Meningitis: Dangerous infection of the membranes surrounding the brain.
  • Myalgia: Muscle aches and pains
  • Myocarditis: Inflammation of the myocardium (muscle walls of the heart)
  • Myositis: One of the underlying causes for muscle weakness/myopathy.
  • Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
  • No symptoms: The absence of noticable symptoms.
  • Parasitic Conditions: A condition that is characterised by another organism living off another organism
  • Periorbital oedema: Swelling in the tissues around the eye.
  • Pleurisy: Inflammation of the pleural membrane
  • Pneumonitis: Inflammation of the lungs
  • Polyarteritis nodosa: A serious blood vessel disease where small and medium-sized arteries become swollen and damaged and are unable to adequately supply oxygenated blood to various tissues in the body. The disease can occur in a mild form or a serious, rapidly fatal form.
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica: A condition characterized by muscle pain and stiffness, fatigue and fever. It is often associated with giant-cell arteritis which is a related but more serious condition.
  • Roundworm: A worm of the class nematode
  • Sarcosporidiosis: Infection with a protozoa called Sarcocystis. The condition is often asymptomatic. Infection usually occurs by eating raw infected meat.
  • Stomach cramps: Cramping or other stomach discomfort
  • Trismus: Inability to open the jaw.
  • Type A influenza subtype H1: The H1 subtype of influenza is a strain of the type A influenza virus that can cause cause serious illness and result in pandemics. Influenza is viral respiratory infection. The virus is very contagious and can cause severe illness especially in patients who are very young or old or have some other medical condition as well. The severity of symptoms can vary but usually involves respiratory and constitutional (e.g. headache, aching muscles) symptoms. The influenza virus can mutate and produce different strains though the symptoms are the same. This frequent mutation means that people need regular vaccinations to ensure they are protected against new strains as they arise.
  • Vague symptoms: Vague, unclear, mild or non-specific symptoms
  • Viral gastroenteritis: Virus causing gastroenteritis of digestive tract.
  • Vision Disorders: Any condition involving problems with vision. The three main types of vision disorders are farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism.
  • Worm conditions: Any condition that is caused by infestation of worms
  • Zoonotic Diseases: When a condition is transmitted through a zoonotic organisms


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