Trichuriasis

Causative agent

Whipworm (Trichuris trichuria), Whipworm eggs incubate in the soil. When swallowed, they travel to the colon.

Symptoms And Signs of Trichuriasis

  • Vague abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Anaemia
  • Protracted, profuse mucous and bloody diarrhoea with rectal prolapse(infants)
  • Digital clubbing
  • Growth retardation

Investigations

Stool test

Treatment

  • Mebendazole
  • Albendazole

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