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Doctor insights on: Parasitic Diseases Pinworms

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Pinworms (Definition)

Pinworms is a condition in which a person (often young children, sometimes parents of young children) has little parasites called pinworms in his large intestine and his poop. Pinworms are threadlike worms about half an inch long, causing the main symptom of butt-itching or butt-scratching in kids. Treatment is usually ...Read more


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Why are parasitic diseases difficult to control?

Why are parasitic diseases difficult to control?

Agree: Parasitic infections occur more commonly in 3rd world countries where financial resources and conditions are less than optimal in dealing with these conditions. ...Read more

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What are some food-borne parasitic diseases that affect the body?

What are some food-borne parasitic diseases that affect the body?

Ameba and giardia: The most common parasitic illnesses that are food borne in the us are giardiasis and amebiasis. They are mostly acquired during foreign travel. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some negative consequences of a parasitic disease that ceases flow of lymph into bloodstream?

Elephantiasis: Parasites such as micro filariae, clog up the lymphatic vessels, leading to the accumulation of fluids in the lower extremity. An example of a negative consequence of this accumulation is a condition called "elephantiasis". In other situations, the fluid backs up into the scrotum leading to massive scrotal swelling. ...Read more

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What are some consequences of a parasitic disease that stops the flow of lymph?

What are some consequences of a parasitic disease that stops the flow of lymph?

Lymphedema: Filariasis (wucheria bancrofti) is the parasite and the lympedema is quite severe. Chronic lymphedema cannot be cured although exercise, compression stocking etc.., may help. The worst consequence is lyphangiosarcoma which is a cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

Pinworm infestation causes itching around anus and less often ...Read more