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Parasitic Infections

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Serious Parasitic Gastrointestinal Complications

Aka: Serious Parasitic Gastrointestinal Complications
  1. See Also
    1. Parasitic Disease
    2. Gastrointestinal Disease in Returning Traveler
  2. Causes: Appendicitis
    1. Ascaris lumbricoides (Giant Roundworm)
    2. Entamoeba histolytica (Amoebiasis)
    3. Eneterobius vermicularis (Pinworm)
    4. Taenia species (Beef Tapeworm)
    5. Trichuris trichiura (Whipworm)
  3. Causes: Cholangitis
    1. Ascaris lumbricoides (Giant Roundworm)
    2. Clonorchis sinesis (Chinese Liver Fluke)
    3. Echinococcus species (Hydatid Disease)
    4. Fasciola hepatica (Common liver fluke)
    5. Opisthorchis species (Southeast Asian liver fluke)
  4. Causes: Gastroenteritis
    1. Cryptosporidium parvum (Cryptosporidiosis)
    2. Cyclospora cavetanensis (Cyclosporiasis)
    3. Entamoeba histolytica (Amoebiasis)
    4. Isospora belli (Isosporiasis)
    5. Giardia lamblia (Giardiasis)
  5. Causes: Peritonitis
    1. Ascaris lumbricoides (Giant Roundworm)
    2. Echinococcus species (Hydatid Disease)
    3. Entamoeba histolytica (Amoebiasis)
    4. Strongyloides stercoralis (Threadworm)
  6. References
    1. Wang and Nguyen (2017) Crit Dec Emerg Med 31(9):13-8

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