Trichuris Trichura Whip Worm and Enterobius Vermicularis Pin Worm Diagnosis Treatment

TRICHURIS TRICHURA (WHIP WORM) ,ENTEROBIUS VERMICULARIS

  • (PIN WORM OR THREAD WORM) Diagnosis and Treatment
  • TRICHURIS TRICHURA (WHIP WORM) It is found worldwide.
  • Two of the most common nematode infections worldwide are pinworm, which is caused by Enterobius vermicularis, and whipworm, which is caused by Trichuris trichiura
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Trichuris Trichura Whip Worm

 

Infective stage Trichuris Trichura Whip Worm

  • Eating food that has been touched by soiled hands can also spread the infection.
  • Spread within families is common
  • Transmission occurs via direct anus to mouth spread from contact with an infected person
  • or via airborne eggs that are dislodged from contaminated clothing or bed linen.
  • is the egg.
  • Route of infection is oral. The worm resides in cecum and colon.
  • Adult worm size is 3-5 em. Incubation period is 50 – 100 days.
  • Chief symptoms are gastrointestinal disturbances and anaemia.
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Trichuris Trichura Whip Worm Life cycle

 

Diagnosis Trichuris Trichura Whip Worm

  • The diagnosis of enterobiasis is best made using a “scotch tape” test.
  • Since worms and eggs are not passed in stool, there is no need to perform a fecal examination.
  • • By eggs in stools.
  • Enterobiasis does not usually cause a peripheral eosinophilia since there generally is no tissue invasion.

Treatment of  Trichuris Trichura Whip Worm

ENTEROBIUS VERMICULARIS (PIN WORM OR THREAD WORM)

 

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Enterobius Vermicularis Pin Worm

 

  • It is found worldwide. Infective stage is egg. Route of infection is oral.
  • The species commonly known as “pinworms” that causes enterobiasis, an infestation of the large intestine.
  • The adult worms live in the cecum and adjacent portions of the colon; the females migrate to the anus and lay their eggs on the perianal skin.
  • Gastrointestinal location of worm is cecum and ap­pendix.
  • Infestations cause irritation of the anal region and allergic reaction of the neighboring skin, accompanied by intense itching, which may result in loss of sleep, excessive irritability, and a secondary infection of the area around the anus as a result of the scratching.
  • Distribution is worldwide.
  • It is estimated that in temperate climates 20% of children have this condition. Female worms average 8 to 13 mm in length and males 2 to 5 mm
  • Adult worm size is 1 em. Incubation period is 35 – 45 days. There is perianal itching. Diagnosis
  • · By eggs from perianal skin collected on a cello tape.
  • The presence of adult worms in feces or on the anus confirms the diagnosis
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Enterobius Vermicularis Pin Worm Life cycle

Treatment of Enterobius Vermicularis Pin Worm

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