Trematodes: Testing, Diagnosis & Treatment Of Lung Flukes
Flukes, caused by parasites, spread to humans through eating and drinking, especially from undercooked crabs. Fasciolosis usually causes severe lung damage similar to that of tuberculosis. Flukes of the lung may be blood tested for definitive diagnosis and treatment.
Tests of lung fluke how long?
The fluke test should be done at a specialized parasite testing clinic that has daily results, the common method used at the parasite clinic to diagnose pulmonary fluke as an immunological method. Automatic ELISA, for high sensitivity and specificity, fast and accurate results
After the test results are available, the doctor will summarize the results of the lung fluke test, combine clinical symptoms and ask about history, epidemiology and conduct treatment for patients infected with fluke.
What are the symptoms of pulmonary fluke disease?
Fascioliasis is a cough, sputum and bloody cough that lasts for a while. The cough may become chronic, cough a lot in the early morning, and rust-colored sputum resembles an infection in the lungs
Sometimes flukes of the lungs cause coughing up blood, (an oriental medicine called hemolysis) the symptoms of pulmonary fluke are very similar to tuberculosis, but when tested for tubercle bacilli (BK), the result is negative, most cases of infection with pneumoconiosis without fever, some with pneumothorax pneumonia The results of chest X-ray with enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes, accompanied by damage to lung parenchyma are blurred nodules, small patches with small caverns in the lungs, lung fluke mainly lung lesions in the base of the lungs.
Coughing, fatigue are a sign of fluke disease
In cases of intestinal fluke infections, liver, kidney, brain, the symptoms of the disease are usually very complicated, depending on the organ of the parasitic lung.
. Flukes of the brain, often with short seizures, along with brain syndrome such as encephalitis, headache, convulsions, paralysis, ... accounted for 6.3% of patients in the endemic area; at the liver causing abscess liver due to lung fluke
Treatment for flukes for a long time?
Fascioliasis infections often cause serious damage to the lungs, so the treatment of lung fluke needs to be combined with antiparasitic drugs with antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, symptomatic drugs, and physical enhancement
The time to treat pulmonary flukes from one to two courses, each will be from 3 to 7 days, the treatment time depends on the damage to the lungs, the drugs used have the drug first, the medicine will go away later, especially. Especially parasiticides should not be used for prolonged periods, patients should not buy medicines to treat lung fluke.
Early discontinuation of parasiticides and remedy for physical enhancement. Re-examination after 1 to 3 months.
How to prevent schistosomiasis?
Eat ripe and cooked, wash your hands, especially cooking utensils right after contact with raw food at risk of fluke.
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