From Colonoscope to Microscope: The Diagnosis of Trichuris Trichiura


From Colonoscope to Microscope: The Diagnosis of Trichuris Trichiura


Sushma Krishna*1, Shine Sadasivan2, Kavitha Dinesh3, Aswathy S4, Shamsul Karim5

1Ex-Assistant Professor, Department Of Microbiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin- 682041; 2Associate Professor, Department Of Gastroenterology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin- 682041; 3Ex- Professor & Lab in-charge, Department Of Microbiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin- 682041; 4Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin- 682041; 5Ex-Professor and HOD, Department Of Microbiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin- 682041


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Soil Transmitted Helmenthiasis (STH) is a major public health problem in the developing countries. Trichuriasis is one of the common prevalent parasitic infestations in the tropical and sub-tropical countries across the globe incuding India. However, there has been a steady decline of STH in the last five years where there has been success of albendazole with Mass Drug Administration (MDA) in National Filariasis Control Program and Kerala state has been one of them. We report a case of whipworm infection that was incidentally diagnosed by colonoscopy where repeated stool microscopy was uncontributory. The worm can be overlooked, particularly if colon preparation is not good.

Keywords: Colonoscope, Microscope, Diagnosis, Trichuris Trichiura

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Sushma Krishna, Shine Sadasivan, Kavitha Dinesh, Aswathy S, Shamsul Karim. From Colonoscope to Microscope: the Diagnosis of Trichuris Trichiura. International Journal of Case Reports, 2019 4:84. DOI: 10.28933/ijcr-2019-06-0503


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