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Chapter 4 : Blood and Tissue Nematodes

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This section includes cases of infection with slender, threadlike nematodes known as filarial worms or filariae, as well as other tissue nematodes or roundworms. Filariae that cause lymphatic filariasis, often called elephantiasis, include (brugian filariasis) and (Bancroftian filariasis). The filariae causing lymphatic filariasis are diagnosed by the preparation and examination of lymphatic fluid smears or thin and thick peripheral blood films for microfilariae. Hematology studies may be useful to detect eosinophilia, often associated with filarial infections. Although surgical procedures are sometimes recommended, a number of antimicrobial agents are available to treat infections with lymphatic filarial nematodes. is a filarial worm that causes loiasis. is a filarial nematode that causes onchocerciasis (river blindness). This infection is of economic concern, as well as a major public health problem. , or the trichina worm, causes trichinosis, now rare in the United States. The guinea worm, , causes dracunculiasis and is a public health problem in some parts of the world, such as Africa. , the raccoon ascarid, causes a recently recognized helminthic zoonotic infection known as baylisascariasis. Nematodes in the family Anisakidae may cause human infection following the ingestion of insufficiently cooked saltwater fish or squid. Toxocara canis is a nematode found in dogs, especially puppies. The infection is transmitted, often to young children, following the accidental ingestion of infective eggs of the worm.

Citation: Heelan J. 2004. Blood and Tissue Nematodes, p 171-202. In Cases in Human Parasitology. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817664.ch4
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