Disease Information for Trichinella, acute infestation

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Paroxysmal Shivering
Rigors/Shaking chills
Teeth Chattering
Uncontrollable Shaking
Bilateral ankle swelling
Bilateral leg edema/swelling
Cardiac Symptoms/Signs
Diarrhea
Nausea
Vomiting
Dysgeusia/Painful tongue on swallowing
Tongue Pain
Tongue pain/talking/chewing
Edema of Lower Extremities
Muscle Pain
Muscles swelling
Myalgias
Pain in Extremities/Melalgias
Tender or painful muscles/Myalgias
Stiff neck/Nuchal rigidity
Weakness/Diffuse motor loss
Acutely ill patient/signs
Chills
Fever
Fever Febrile Possible
Fever in Immigrants
Flu-Like Syndrome
High body temperature
Weakness
Bilateral Eyelid Edema
Eyelids swollen/unilateral
Periorbital edema/Puffy eyes
Unilateral puffy eyelid/edema
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Fever Immigrant Recent Home country visit
Presentation/Fever recent Travel Long visit return
Presentation/Eosinophilia and Meningoencephalitis
Presentation/Recurrent Aseptic Meningitis
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Exposure Factors
Exposure/Raw bear meat ingestion
Recent Event
Recent/Travel
Recent/Travel/International 6-18 months ago
Population Group
Population/Immigrant population
Population/Previously well
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Male
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Acute inflammatory markers elevated (Lab)
Eosinophilic leukemoid reaction (Lab)
Transaminase elevation (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Aspartamine aminotransferase (SGOT, AST) (Lab)
AST (SGOT) (aspartamine transferase) (Lab)
CPK/CK/Creatine kinase/Creatine phosphokinase (Lab)
Lactic Dehydrogenase (LDH LH) (Lab)
CSF Eosinophiles
Diagnostic Test Results
Pathology
BX/Muscle Biopsy Abnormal
BX/Muscle biopsy/inflammatory infiltrate/changes
PATH/Eosinophilic infiltrate/tissue
Electrodiagnosis
EMG/Inflammatory type
EMG/Insertional irritability
EKG (ECG)
EKG/Changes/abnormalities (ECG)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Edema
Infectious myopathy
Leukemoid reaction
Meningitis, chronic
Myocarditis
Myocarditis, acute
Myopathy
Trichinella meningoencephalitis
Trichinosis
Trichinosis acute infestation
Urticaria/hives
Recurrent Meningitis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Parasites (category)
AGENT/Zoonosis disease (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Allergic-infectious agent response
Pathophysiology/Overwhelming larval/parasitemia possible
Pathophysiology/Myositis/Infection
Process
PROCESS/Acute infection (ex).
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Corticosteroid (Cortisone)
RX/Dexamethasone (Decadron)
RX/Flubendazole (Veterinary drug/not FDA)
RX/Mebendazole (Vermox)
RX/Prednisone (Deltasone)
Definition
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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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