Infection caused by ingestion of undercooked meat containing nematode (roundworm) larval cysts of the Trichinella genus
Clinical disease in humans characterized by an intestinal phase...
Ingestion of inadequately cooked meat (commercial and noncommercial pork, game animals, foreign meat)
Others with similar symptoms and same dietary exposure
Signs and symptoms
Most patients recover without specific therapy.
Symptomatic treatment: acetaminophen or NSAIDs, bed rest
Systemic corticosteroids for severe symptoms (not r...
Expect improvement over several weeks.
At 3 to 4 weeks, retreatment may be indicated if symptoms persist or there are ova in the feces.
American Academy of Pediatrics. Trichinellosis. In: Kimberlin DW, Brady MT, Jackson MA, et al, eds. Red Book: 2015 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. 30th ed. Elk Grov...
728.0 Infective myositis
M63.80 Disorders of muscle in diseases classd elswhr, unsp site
88264003 Infection by larvae of Trichinella spiralis (disor...
Q: Is trichinosis contagious from person to person?
A: No, except through infected breast milk.
Q: Do special precautions need to be taken when treating a patient with presumed trichinosis?
A: Only t...
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Pathology specimen (low magnification) of Trichinella spiralis encysted within human striated muscle.