Pediatric Trichinosis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Aug 14, 2018
  • Author: Germaine L Defendi, MD, MS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

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  • Diagnosis is particularly difficult in sporadic cases or in cases with atypical presentation.

  • Myalgias are also common in dermatomyositis and typhoid fever.

  • Periorbital swelling can be mistaken for allergic reactions.

  • Eosinophilia, in the absence of other typical symptoms, can be mistaken for numerous parasitic infections.

  • CNS symptomatology may mimic encephalitis.

  • Glomerulonephritis should be considered.

Differential Diagnoses