Parasitology 10- (Tissue Parasites) Dracunculus medinensis, Onchocerca volvulus & Loa loa

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Questions:

Q. How is Dracunculus medinensis transmitted?

Q. What diseases are caused by Dracunculus medinensis?

Q. How is Dracunculus medinensis infection treated?

Q. How is Onchocerca volvulus transmitted?

Q. What infections are caused by Onchocerca volvulus?

Q. How is Onchocerca volvulus infection treated?

Q. How is Loa Loa transmitted?

Q. What infections are caused by Loa Loa?

Q. How is Loa Loa infection treated?

Answers:

Q. How is Dracunculus medinensis transmitted?

It is transmitted in Drinking water.

Q. What diseases are caused by Dracunculus medinensis?

  • Skin inflammation
  • Ulceration of Skin

Q. How is Dracunculus medinensis infection treated?

By Slow extraction of worm.

Q. How is Onchocerca volvulus transmitted?

By bite of Female Black Fly.

Q. What infections are caused by Onchocerca volvulus?

  1. Hyperpigmented skin,
  2. River blindness,
  3. Black skin nodules,

Allergic reaction to microfilaria possible.

Q. How is Onchocerca volvulus infection treated?

Ivermectin.

Q. How is Loa Loa transmitted?

  1. Deer fly
  2. Horse fly
  3. Mango fly

Q. What infections are caused by Loa Loa?

  1. Swelling in skin
  2. Worm in conjuctiva

Q. How is Loa Loa infection treated?

Diethylcarbamazine

 

 
 
 

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