Trichuriasis

Causative agent–

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

Symptoms And Signs—

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

  • Growth retardation

Investigations—

Stool test

Treatment—

  • Mebendazole
  • Albandazole

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