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An imported case of Trichostrongylid infection in Tasmania and a review of human Trichostrongylidiosis


Bradbury, RS, An imported case of Trichostrongylid infection in Tasmania and a review of human Trichostrongylidiosis, Annals of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, 7, (2) pp. 25-28. ISSN 1448-4706 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Trichostrongylidiosis refers to infection with nematodes of the family Trichostrongylidae. The most common genus of these nematodes known to infect humans is Trichostrongylus, although a number of other trichostrongylids have been reported in humans. The eggs of trichostrongylids closely resemble those of hookworm and may easily be misidentifi ed as such by inexperienced laboratory personnel. A case of intestinal trichostrongylidiosis in a seven year old male refugee from the Sudan now residing in Hobart, Tasmania, is described – the fi rst recorded case of human infection with this nematode in the state. The case is discussed and a review of the clinical manifestations, distribution, morphology, life cycle, epidemiology and treatment of trichostrongylidiosis in humans is given.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Trichostrongylidiosis, Trichostrongyliasis, Trichostrongylus, Helminthiasis, Helminth, Nematode.
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Medical microbiology
Research Field:Medical parasitology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bradbury, RS (Dr Richard Bradbury)
ID Code:64564
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2010-08-12
Last Modified:2012-01-23
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