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Unformatted text preview: ● The eggs are passed into the environment from the primary host. ● The eggs are ingested by an intermediate host in which they hatch. ● The larvae enter the tissues of the intermediate host and encyst. ● The primary host ingests the cysts in the flesh of the intermediate host Diagnostic Tests •Perianal and stool examinations can be performed. -If worm infestation is suspected, first consider a stool examination for ova and parasites ● CBC-increased eosinophillia Meds/Treatment Plan ● Anthelmintic drugs act locally to rid the GI tract of worms or systemically to rid the body of the helminth forms that invade organs and tissues ● Albendazole (Albenza)-Decreases ATP production in worm, causing energy depletion, immobilization, and finally death Sources : http :// emedicine . medscape . com / article /786292-overview...
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- Fall '10
- Taenia solium, Cestoda, Taenia saginata, intermediate host, Taenia asiatica, Taenia multiceps