Pediatric Trichinosis Treatment & Management

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

Medical Care

Attention to basic and advanced life support is mandatory in patients who present with severe cardiopulmonary or neurologic compromise.

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Surgical Care

Surgery is unnecessary unless a biopsy of a tender skeletal muscle is required.

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Consultations

Consultation with an infectious diseases specialist is often helpful. Consultation with a neurologist or cardiologist may be appropriate for patients who present with corresponding organ involvement.

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Diet

Avoidance of under-cooked meat is preventative. Cooking thoroughly pork or bear meat until an adequate internal temperature is reached. Storing pork at – 15 °  C for almost 3 weeks is also effective in killing Trichinella larvae. See Deterrence/Prevention section.

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Activity

Patient tolerance determines activity restrictions; myalgias are most common in association with activity during the acute parenteral stage.

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