Trichinellosis/Trichinosis Treatment & Management

Updated: Nov 06, 2015
  • Author: L Kristian Arnold, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Treatment

Prehospital Care

Institute appropriate supportive therapy for patients who present with symptoms of neurologic or cardiac involvement.

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Emergency Department Care

Patients with mild cases require no special care.

Patients with more severe cases of muscle involvement may need basic supportive therapy (eg, oxygen, intravenous fluids).

Cardiac monitoring is suggested for patients who present early. Cardiac findings are unlikely to develop late in the course (ie, after peripheral muscle invasion has started).

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Consultations

See the list below:

  • Infectious disease/tropical medicine/travel medicine specialists
  • Surgeons (for muscle biopsy)
  • Cardiologists
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