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Trichuris

 [trik-u´ris]
the whipworms, a genus of nematodes parasitic in the intestinal tract. T. trichiu´ra, the cause of trichuriasis in humans.
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Trichuris

(trik'yū'ris),
A genus of aphasmid nematodes (sometimes improperly termed Trichocephalus) related to the trichina worm, Trichinella spiralis, and having a body with a slender, elongated, anterior portion threaded into the mucosa of the colon or large intestine of the host and a thick posterior portion bearing reproductive organs and their products. Trichuris contains about 70 species, all in mammals.
[tricho- + G. oura, tail]
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Tri·chu·ris

(tri-kyūr'is)
A genus of aphasmid nematodes (sometimes improperly termed Trichocephalus) related to the trichina worm, Trichinella spiralis, and having a body with a slender, elongated, anterior portion that threads into the mucosa of the colon or large intestine of the host and a thick posterior portion bearing reproductive organs and their products. Trichuris contains about 70 species, all in mammals.
[tricho- + G. oura, tail]
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Trichuris

(tri-ku'ris)
A genus of parasitic worms of the phylum Nematoda, the class Adenophorea, and the family Trichuridae.
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TRICHURIS TRICHIURA: (A) adult female (×4), (B) egg (×500)
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TRICHURIS TRICHIURA: (A) adult female (×4), (B) egg (×500)

Trichuris trichiura

A species that infests humans when the ova that have undergone incubation in the soil are ingested. The larvae develop into adults, which inhabit the large intestine. Symptoms of infestation include diarrhea and abdominal pain. Rectal prolapse may occur if a great number of worms are present. Mebendazole is the drug of choice; albendazole or ivermectin may be of benefit.
Synonym: whipworm See: illustration
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Tri·chu·ris

(tri-kyūr'is)
A genus of aphasmid nematodes related to the trichina worm.
[tricho- + G. oura, tail]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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DNA was extracted from faecal samples of individuals infected with Ascaris lumbricoides, hookworm, or Trichuris trichiura (common parasites that often co-occur with S.
Dogs and other wild canids and, possibly, pigs are the major reservoirs of zoonotic species of Trichuris. The parasites spread from person to person via the ingestion of eggs via food or water, or via hands contaminated with infective eggs [49].
Segundo Borges, Marciano e Oliveira (2011), os enteroparasitas mais frequentes no Brasil sao os helmintos Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura e ancilostomideos, os protozoarios Entamoeba histolytica e Giardia lamblia, caracterizados por serem patogenicos, e os comensais Endolimax nana e Entamoeba coli.
Evaluacion de la eficacia de drogas antihelminticas para el control de Trichuris trichiura y otras helmintiasis en el estado Aragua, Venezuela.
The most common helminth infections in humans are those caused by Ascaris, Trichuris, and hookworms infecting more than 1.5 billion people worldwide followed by schistosomes and filarial worms infecting 200 million and over 120 million people, respectively.
spathiger during October and Trichuris during September.