Ch 25: Helminth Infections

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This collection of engaging lessons and quizzes covers the basics of helminth infections. You can access this chapter whenever you need to prepare for an upcoming exam, catch up in a class or get help with a homework/class assignment.

Helminth Infections - Chapter Summary

In this comprehensive online chapter, you'll review basic information pertaining to helminth infections. Follow along with our expert instructors to study the symptoms and treatments of several infections, including fascioliasis, schistosomiasis and onchocerciasis. You can work through the chapter at your own pace, and our instructors are available to answer any questions you may have. The online format of the chapter allows you to study helminth infections wherever and whenever it's convenient. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be equipped to:

  • Describe the life cycle and eradication of Dracunculiasis
  • Assess the symptoms and treatments of Dracunculiasis, fascioliasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiasis, taeniasis and Loa loa filariasis
  • Tell the differences between cystic, alveolar and polycystic echinococcosis
  • Describe the epidemiology and mode of transportation of onchocerciasis
  • Compare types of schistosomiasis
  • Understand the relationship between bladder cancer and schistosomiasis
  • Differentiate between cysticercosis and taeniasis
  • Explain the histopathology, serology, diagnosis and treatment of cysticercosis
  • Evaluate Loa loa filariasis prevention and morphology

18 Lessons in Chapter 25: Helminth Infections
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Dracunculiasis: Definition,  Life Cycle & Eradication

1. Dracunculiasis: Definition, Life Cycle & Eradication

Dracunculiasis is a once-rampant disease caused by a large, parasitic worm that has almost been completely abolished throughout the world. This lesson provides details on this disease and how it has almost been completely eradicated.

Dracunculiasis Disease: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

2. Dracunculiasis Disease: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Dracunculiasis is a disease that was once very common in several countries but is now almost eradicated. Want to learn more about this disease that once infected millions of people each year? You came to the right place!

Echinococcosis in Humans: Cystic, Alveolar & Polycystic

3. Echinococcosis in Humans: Cystic, Alveolar & Polycystic

Echinococcosis is a disease caused by parasites. It is an infection that comes from contaminated food or water. This lesson will discuss cystic, alveolar, and polycystic echinococcosis in humans.

Fascioliasis in Humans: Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment

4. Fascioliasis in Humans: Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment

Fascioliasis is a disease in which flatworms crawl throughout a person's abdomen. Be sure to read this article for great information about the symptoms, prevention, and treatment of fascioliasis.

Onchocerciasis: Mode of Transmission & Epidemiology

5. Onchocerciasis: Mode of Transmission & Epidemiology

Onchocerciasis is one of the most common causes of infectious blindness in the world. This lesson will provide information regarding the mode of transmission and epidemiology for this disease.

Onchocerciasis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

6. Onchocerciasis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Onchocerciasis is a potentially serious disease that occurs mostly in Africa and South America. If you want to learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of this disease, then you came to the right place!

What is Schistosomiasis? - Definition, Types & Transmission

7. What is Schistosomiasis? - Definition, Types & Transmission

Schistosomiasis is a condition caused by a parasite that travels from host to host in contaminated waters. Read this lesson to learn more about the infection and how it is transmitted.

Schistosomiasis: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Complications

8. Schistosomiasis: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Complications

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic infection causing the development of acute symptoms 1-2 months after transmission. Read this lesson to learn typical methods used to diagnose this condition, along with treatment options and complications of chronic infection.

Schistosomiasis: Prevalence, Prevention & Vaccine

9. Schistosomiasis: Prevalence, Prevention & Vaccine

Schistosomiasis is a condition caused by the Schistosoma parasite. Read this lesson to learn how widespread the condition is, availability of vaccination, and strategies to prevent transmission of the parasite.

Relationship Between Schistosomiasis & Bladder Cancer

10. Relationship Between Schistosomiasis & Bladder Cancer

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic infection caused by contact with contaminated waters. Read this lesson to learn more about serious concerns regarding untreated schistosomiasis and its high correlation to the development of bladder cancer.

Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

11. Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

Soil-transmitted helminthiasis is a type of infection caused by a worm and transmitted through contaminated soil. This lesson will provide the reader with information on the definition, symptoms, and treatment of this condition.

What is Cysticercosis? - Definition, Histopathology & Serology

12. What is Cysticercosis? - Definition, Histopathology & Serology

Cysticercosis is a potentially life-threatening infection that is caused by a specific type of worm. Learn about the definition, histopathology, and serology of cysticercosis.

The Difference Between Taeniasis and Cysticercosis

13. The Difference Between Taeniasis and Cysticercosis

This lesson will clearly explain for you the difference between two terms often used in the same breath: taeniasis and cysticercosis. You'll learn how they are different clinically and pathophysiologically speaking.

Cysticercosis Symptoms: Muscles, Nervous System, Eyes & Skin

14. Cysticercosis Symptoms: Muscles, Nervous System, Eyes & Skin

This lesson will briefly explain a condition called cysticercosis. Then you'll learn about some of the signs and symptoms people with this condition can experience when it affects their muscles, nervous system, eyes, and tissue underneath the skin.

Cysticercosis: Diagnosis & Treatment

15. Cysticercosis: Diagnosis & Treatment

This lesson briefly explains what cysticercosis is. You'll then learn the definitive way to diagnose this condition and the best way to treat it. You'll learn about other diagnostic and treatment options as well.

What is Taeniasis? - Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

16. What is Taeniasis? - Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

This lesson briefly explains what taeniasis is, as well as its possible signs and symptoms. You'll also learn how it can be diagnosed and how it's most often treated.

Loa Loa Filariasis: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

17. Loa Loa Filariasis: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

'Loa loa' filariasis is a disease of the skin and eyes that is caused by a parasitic worm. Don't miss the chance to learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for this disease, so be sure to read the rest of this lesson!

Loa Loa Filariasis: Morphology & Prevention

18. Loa Loa Filariasis: Morphology & Prevention

'Loa loa' filariasis is a disease common in West and Central Africa that is caused by a parasitic worm and impacts the skin and eyes of the infected. Continue reading to learn about the morphology and prevention of this disease.

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