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An imported case of Trichostrongylid infection in Tasmania and a review of human Trichostrongylidiosis
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-17, 02:59 authored by Bradbury, RS
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.
Publication titleAnnals of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine
Department/SchoolTasmanian School of Medicine
Place of publicationQueensland
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