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Trichinella infection and clinical disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8935484     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Trichinellosis is caused by ingestion of insufficiently cooked meat contaminated with infective larvae of Trichinella species. The clinical course is highly variable, ranging from no apparent infection to severe and even fatal disease. We report two illustrative cases of trichinellosis. Returning to Denmark a few days after having eaten roasted pork in the Republic of Serbia, a female patient suffered from severe vomiting, epigastric pain, diarrhoea, and later myalgia, arthralgia, generalized oedema, and prostration. A biopsy showed heavy infestation with Trichinella spiralis, 2000 larvae/g of muscle. Life-threatening cardiopulmonary, renal and central nervous system complications developed. The patient recovered after several months. Her husband, who also ate the pork, did not have clinical symptoms, but an increased eosinophil count and a single larva in a muscle biopsy confirmed infection. The epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of trichinellosis are reviewed.
M R Clausen; C N Meyer; T Krantz; C Moser; G Gomme; L Kayser; J Albrectsen; C M Kapel; I C Bygbjerg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1460-2725     ISO Abbreviation:  QJM     Publication Date:  1996 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-23     Completed Date:  1996-12-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9438285     Medline TA:  QJM     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  631-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Antinematodal Agents
Middle Aged
Muscle, Skeletal / parasitology*
Trichinella spiralis*
Trichinellosis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  epidemiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antinematodal Agents

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