see helminthiasis.

helminthiasis, helminthosis

disease caused by an helmintic infection which may take any one of a number of forms. Worms living virtually free in the gut lumen, e.g. Moniezia, are relatively nonpathogenic, those that suck blood may cause anemia, those causing mucosal damage, e.g. Ostertagia spp., are followed by inappetence, malabsorption, a protein-losing enteropathy. A group that burrows into the gastrointestinal wall, e.g. Oesophagostomum spp., cause physical disturbances to gut function. Some species, e.g. Strongylus vulgaris, migrate through other tissues and cause clinical signs related to that migration.

Patient discussion about helminthosis

Q. how will i know if i have a tape worm in my body?

A. Most people who are infected with tapeworm don't show symptoms.
It's possible you might notice segments of the adult tapeworm (proglottids) in your stool. Other possible signs and symptoms include:

Loss of appetite
Abdominal pain
Weight loss and inadequate absorption of nutrients from food

If you suspect you have a tapeworm you'll need your doctor to check your stool or send samples to a laboratory for testing. A laboratory may use microscopic identification techniques to check for eggs or tapeworm segments in your feces.

Q. baby has worm in stool 6 monthold

A. There are many treatments, but as far as I know they require prescription, so consulting a pediatrician may be necessary.

However, you may read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intestinal_parasite

Q. Is it possible to have pin worm on directly on the skin of your fore arms? I've had this condition for more than a year. The only thing that makes a difference is something to kill parasites. Nothing works efficiently. I itch all over beside having big sores on my arms and back. I've hade blood test that show that there are no parasites in the blood. So now what do I do? I am constantly digging this out of my skin, and the buggars jump.

A. I'm seeing a dermatologist. They said it wasn't scabies. That's what I thought it was at first. I keep breaking out in new places. The Dr. say's it's dermititous, but I'm seeing something different. Went I first broke out with this I felt crawly in the area I now have the sores.

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The low A/G ratio can be ascribed to an increase in globulin concentration caused by chronic parasitism or compensation for the albumin loss, signifying protein malnutrition which might be characteristic of helminthosis (Honhold et al.
Deep surgical excision of 1 subcutaneous nodule on the scalp indicated subcutaneous helminthosis (Figure).