Clinical Correlates of Trichinellosis
A single colorized interactive graphic depicts all the major clinical signs and symptoms of infection with Trichinella spiralis. It serves as a guide to physicians regarding the differential diagnosis of this parasitic infection.
Click on the following for images and pathological correlates:
Bilateral periorbital edema and splinter hemorrhages
The following references contain comprehensive summaries of the clinical presentations that an infection with Trichinella can induce.
Capó, V. and Despommier, D. 1996. Clinical aspects of Infection with Trichinella ssp. Clinical Microbiology Reviews 9 (1): 47-54. [View/Print PDF]
Hermanowska-Spakowicz, T., Lukjan, W., Pancewicz, S., Daniluk, J., Siwak, E., and Kondrusik, M. 1993. Epidemiological and clinical analysis of the incidence of trichinellosis in North Eastern region of Poland, p. 469-474. In W.S. Campbell, E. Pozio, and F. Bruschi (ed.), Trichinellosis. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Trichinosis, 1993. Instituto Superiore di Santá Press, Rome.
Murrell, D. and Bruschi, F. 1994. Clinical trichinellosis, p. 117-150. In T. Sun (ed.) Progress in clinical parasitology. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fla.