Trichuris Trichiura (Whipworm) Infection (Trichuriasis) Treatment & Management

Updated: Apr 15, 2016
  • Author: Kwame Donkor, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Treatment

Emergency Department Care

Effective anthelmintic therapy is available for whipworm infection (trichuriasis) (see Medication).

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Consultations

Specialty consultation for trichuriasis is not necessary unless rectal prolapse or severe anemia is present; both are rare.

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