Trichinosis / trichinellosis

Pathogen

  • Trichinella spiralis

Transmission & epidemiology

  • Hunters

  • Encysted larvae in meat

  • Worms

Clinical

  • Fever

  • Myalgia

  • Rash

  • Coma

Diagnosis

  • Serology

  • Muscle biopsy

  • Eosinophila

Treatment

  • Albendazole / thiabendazole + steroids/NSAID

Prevention

  • Inspect meat

Notes