145 Trichinosis

Trichinosis, also known as trichinellosis, trichinia-sis, or trichinelliasis, is a disease of humans and of other mammals infected with the nematode worm Trichinella spiralis. The pathological changes and the symptomatology of Trichinella infection are manifestations of three successive stages in the life history of the worm: (1) penetration of adult female worms into the intestinal mucosa, (2) migration of juvenile worms, and (3) penetration of juvenile worms and subsequent encystment in muscle cells.

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