Sparganosis

Below you will find more information about Sparganosis from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Sparganosis it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Sparganosis and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Sparganosis comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Sparganosis is a medical condition that is caused by a parasitic tape worm.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made through physical examination and undergoing blood tests and endoscopy.

Treatment

Treatment includes surgical removal of the affected area.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms includes painful and inflammed skin nodules, swelling of the skin, and destruction of tissues.

Causes

Sparganosis is said to be caused by the parasitic tapeworm larva named spargana which migrates to tissues under the skin causing the nodules to be itchy, inflammed and painful.

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