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Description:This is a close view of the intestinal mucosa in the case of a patient who’d been infested with the human whip worm, Trichuris trichiura The parasitic disease is known as trichuriasis.
This nematode, or roundworm, is also called the human whipworm. The clinical features are most frequently asymptomatic. Heavy infections, especially in small children, can cause gastrointestinal problems (abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal prolapse) and possibly growth retardation.

T. trichiura is the third most common round worm of humans. It’s found worldwide with infections found more frequently among children in areas with tropical weather and poor sanitation practices. It is estimated that 800 million people are infected throughout the World, which includes the southern United States.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Trenton Ruebush
Creation Date:1977
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Links:CDC – Div. of Parasitic Disease (DPDx) – Parasites and Health – Trichuriasis: (Trichuris trichiura)
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