GI parasites

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fluidsmash
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105574
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GI parasites
Updated:
2011-10-01 14:27:03
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COMLEX GI
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GI parasites
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  1. Greasy, foul smelling diarrhea abdominal pain, malaise, cysts and trophozoites seen in stool sample

    Surface water (usually limited to wilderness and other countries)
    • Diardia lamblia
    • Metronidazole and hydration
  2. Mild t severe blody diarrhea, abdominal pain, cysts and trophzoites seen in stool sample

    Water, areas of poor sanitation
    Enamoeba histolytica

    Metronidazole, paromomycin

    can lead to liver abscess
  3. Watery diarrhea, abdominal pain, malaise, acid-fast stain of stool shows parasites

    Food/water, seen in immunocompromised patients
    Cryptosporidium parvum

    Control immune suppression, nitazoxanide
  4. Fever myalgas, periorbital edema, eosinophilia

    Undercooked pork
    Trichinella spiralis

    albenazole, mebendazole if CNS or cardiac symptoms
  5. Mild diarrhea, CNS symptoms, neurocysticercosis

    undercooked pork
    Taenia solium

    Praziquantel if in gut, corticosteroids if > 5 cysts, use albendazole if neuro involvement

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