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==Background==
 
==Background==
*''Trichinella spiralis''
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*Caused by roundworm ''Trichinella''
*Pork, polar bear, walrus
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*Transmitted by eating undercooked pork, polar bear, walrus
  
 
==Clinical Features==
 
==Clinical Features==
*Splinter hemorrhages
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*Enteral phase: 2-7d after ingestion
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**[[Nausea]]
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**Heartburn/dyspepsia
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**[[Diarrhea]]
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*Enteral phase
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**Inflammatory response to larvae migrating through tissues
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**[[Vasculitis]]
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**Splinter hemorrhage
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**Myalgia, weakness
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**[[Fever]]
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**Periorbital edema
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**[[Cerebral venous thrombosis]]
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**[[Encephalitis]]
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**[[Pneumonia]]
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**[[Myocarditis]]
  
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
  
 
==Workup==
 
==Workup==
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*Diagnosis is clinical
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*CBC may show eosinophilia
  
 
==Management==
 
==Management==
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*[[Mebendazole]] or [[albendazole]]
  
 
==Disposition==
 
==Disposition==
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
  
==Sources==
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==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 06:52, 17 August 2017

Background

  • Caused by roundworm Trichinella
  • Transmitted by eating undercooked pork, polar bear, walrus

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Workup

  • Diagnosis is clinical
  • CBC may show eosinophilia

Management

Disposition

See Also

External Links

References