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Trichuris trichiura (whipworm)

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Parasites
  1. Giardia lamblia
  2. Toxoplasma gondii
  3. Entamoeba histolytica
  4. Cryptosporidium
  5. Naegleria fowleri
  6. Trypanosoma brucei
  7. Plasmodium Overview
  8. Plasmodium Disease (Malaria)
  9. Babesia
  10. Trypanosoma cruzi
  11. Leishmania
  12. Trichomonas vaginalis
  13. Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm)
  14. Ascaris lumbricoides (giant roundworm)
  15. Strongyloides stercoralis (threadworm)
  16. Ancyclostoma and Necator
  17. Trichinella spiralis
  18. Trichuris trichiura (whipworm)
  19. Toxocara canis
  20. Onchocerca volvulus
  21. Loa loa
  22. Wuchereria bancrofti
  23. Taenia solium
  24. Diphyllobothrium latum
  25. Echinococcus granulosus
  26. Schistosoma
  27. Clonorchis sinensis
  28. Sarcoptes scabiei (Scabies)
  29. Pediculus humanis and Phthirus pubis (Lice)
  • Trichuris trichiura
    • Characteristics
      • Also known as whipworm
      • Type of nematode (roundworm) parasite
    • Transmission
      • Fecal-oral
        • Ingestion of eggs from feces via contaminated hands or soil
        • Children are more vulnerable
    • Presentation: Trichuriasis
      • Diarrhea
        • Causes microcytic anemia 
      • Rectal prolapse
      • Eosinophilia
      • Children may have impaired growth/cognition
    • Diagnosis
      • Stool microscopy (O&P)
        • Eggs visualized in stool
    • Treatment
      • Bendazoles