Trichostrongylus colubriformis; on the right - egg (increased).

Trichostrongyllosis (trichostrongylidoses) is a parasitic infection caused by thread-like worms family Trichostrongylidae (Fig.), parasitizing in the small intestines of man, large and small cattle Released from faeces sick people and animals eggs of parasites to Mature in the soil, where in the development process is formed larva, which is quickly becoming invasive, i.e. is able to infect humans or animals. Infection trichostrongyllosis happens if swallowed invasive larvae with contaminated food.
The clinical picture. Marked the decline of appetite, nausea, abdominal pain, unstable chair, headache, paleness of skin and mucous membranes, sometimes hypochromic or normohromnaja anemia, eosinophilia.
Laboratory diagnosis is crucial and is based on the discovery in Calais eggs Trichostrongylus that are similar to the eggs of Ancylostoma, but somewhat larger than the last; in newly allocated eggs Trichostrongylus from 8-16 30 balls crushing (Fig.), in the eggs of Ancylostoma - only 4 balls.
Treatment. Apply naftamon on an empty stomach 2 hours before Breakfast. One time (daily) dose of Saptamona: children under 5 years of 2-2,5 g, 6-8 years - 3 g, 9-10 years - 4 g over 10 years and adults - 5, the Daily dose stir in 50 ml of sugar syrup and gives the patient to drink at once. Treatment for 5 consecutive days. Laxative not appointed.
Prevention. The observance of personal hygiene.
Cm. also Helminthiasis, Helminthological research methods.