A Systematic Overview of Zoonotic Helminth Infections in North America

Blaine A. Mathison, Bobbi Pritt

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Abstract

Zoonotic helminths are frequent human parasites that generally complete their natural life cycle in the absence of humans. This review encompasses 30 common or clinically relevant zoonotic helminth infections that are endemic to North America. For each organism or disease, the following information is briefly reviewed: taxonomy, biology, and life cycle, epidemiology, route of transmission for the human host, clinical manifestations, pathologic features, treatment, and laboratory diagnosis. Illustrations are provided for select parasites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e61-e93
JournalLaboratory medicine
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 11 2018

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Helminths
Zoonoses
North America
Life cycle
Life Cycle Stages
Epidemiology
Parasites
Taxonomies
Clinical Laboratory Techniques

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  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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A Systematic Overview of Zoonotic Helminth Infections in North America. / Mathison, Blaine A.; Pritt, Bobbi.

In: Laboratory medicine, Vol. 49, No. 4, 11.10.2018, p. e61-e93.

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Mathison, Blaine A. ; Pritt, Bobbi. / A Systematic Overview of Zoonotic Helminth Infections in North America. In: Laboratory medicine. 2018 ; Vol. 49, No. 4. pp. e61-e93.
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