Gnathostomiasis Treatment & Management

Updated: Apr 26, 2018
  • Author: Germaine L Defendi, MD, MS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

The clinical presentation and course of gnathostomiasis dictate the appropriate measures.

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Surgical Care

The only definitive treatment is surgical removal of the worm, which is possible only when it is accessible.

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Consultations

Consultation with infectious diseases and other appropriate specialists, as dictated by the clinical circumstances, is reasonable.

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