NCBI Bookshelf. Avinash Viswanath ; Mollie Williams. Authors Avinash Viswanath 1 ; Mollie Williams 2. Trichuris trichiura, also known as the human whipworm, is a roundworm that causes trichuriasis in humans.

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The unembryonated eggs are passed with the stool. In the soil, the eggs develop into a 2-cell stage , an advanced cleavage stage , and then they embryonate ; eggs become infective in 15 to 30 days. After ingestion soil-contaminated hands or food , the eggs hatch in the small intestine, and release larvae that mature and establish themselves as adults in the colon. The adult worms approximately 4 cm in length live in the cecum and ascending colon. The adult worms are fixed in that location, with the anterior portions threaded into the mucosa. The females begin to oviposit 60 to 70 days after infection.


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Oxantel pamoate-albendazole for Trichuris trichiura infection. Infections with soil-transmitted helminths Ascaris lumbricoides, hookworm, and Trichuris trichiura are widespread and often occur concomitantly. These parasitic-worm infections are typically treated with albendazole or mebendazole, but both drugs show low efficacy against T. Albendazole is the drug of choice against hookworm. In this double-blind trial conducted on Pemba Island, Tanzania, we randomly assigned children, 6 to 14 years of age, to receive one of four treatments: oxantel pamoate at a dose of 20 mg per kilogram of body weight, plus mg of albendazole, administered on consecutive days; oxantel pamoate at a single dose of 20 mg per kilogram; albendazole at a single dose of mg; or mebendazole at a single dose of mg. We assessed the efficacy and safety profile of oxantel pamoate-albendazole when used in the treatment of T. Efficacy was determined by means of assessment of the cure rate and egg-reduction rate.


Trichuris trichiura , Trichocephalus trichiuris or whipworm , is a parasitic roundworm a type of helminth that causes trichuriasis a type of helminthiasis which is one of the neglected tropical diseases when it infects a human large intestine. It is commonly known as the whipworm which refers to the shape of the worm; it looks like a whip with wider "handles" at the posterior end. The female T. These embryonated infective eggs are ingested and hatch in the human small intestine exploiting the intestinal microflora as hatching stimulus. The infective larvae penetrate the villi and continue to develop in the small intestine. The young worms move to the caecum and penetrate the mucosa , and there they complete development to adult worms in the large intestine.



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