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The Trichinella spiralis larvae, responsible for causing trichnosis, when ingested in the body due to consumption of undercooked meat may cause certain symptoms which should be immediately checked by a doctor. The intestinal juices once receives the larvae quickly spread it through out the body resulting into sickness and uneasiness. The female larvae begin to multiply and reproduce if these are not removed from the body.
The treatment of trichinosis begins with complete blood investigations, serology examinations and sometimes muscle biopsy may also be needed. Another test is being carried out to measure the level of creatonise phosokinease usually present in the skeletal muscles, brain and the heart.
After all these tests are carried out if the possibility of the disease is ascertained then doctor would prescribe some medicines which can cure the infection completely. When the infection is at the primary stage, which implies that the larvae has reached only the intestines, then medicines like albendazole or mebendazole can work well to eliminate the larvae from the body. But remember, this will be possible only during the initial phase when the larvae do not reach other parts of the body. Therefore, whenever you suspect that you might get infected because of the consumption of undercooked meat, you must act immediately.
Some may also need medicine for fever and joint ache along with albendazole. Bed rest is always advised. The infection after running its usual course generally fades away on its own without causing much complications. However, if you experience certain other symptoms, such as problems in motor coordination and breathlessness, then the larvae have entered other parts of the body, and cannot be eliminated easily with just albendazole. The doctor then considers giving all kinds of life supporting measures to avert any extreme condition. Repeated clinical investigations are done till the trace of trichnosis is completely erased from the body.
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