Helminths
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Helminths

Test your knowledge on helminths, the parasitic worms that cause disease in humans. From their classification to their reproductive characteristics, this quiz will cover everything you need to know about these common animal parasites.

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Which phylum includes the roundworms?

Phylum Nematoda

Which helminth is the largest nematode intestinal parasite found in humans?

Ascaris lumbricoides

Which helminth is the most prevalent helminthic infection?

Enterobius vermicularis

Which of the following is an example of an antihelminthic drug?

<p>Praziquantel</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the target of antihelminthic drugs?

<p>Nondividing organisms</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is NOT an example of an antihelminthic drug?

<p>Amoxicillin</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which phylum includes the hookworm and the filarial worm?

<p>Phylum Nematoda</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main mode of transmission for hookworm infection?

<p>Walking barefoot in human feces</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which class of Platyhelminthes includes the liver flukes?

<p>Class Trematoda</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main mode of transmission for Schistosoma mansoni infection?

<p>Swimming in infected water</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which phylum includes the roundworms and flatworms?

<p>Phylum Nematoda</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is an example of a flatworm?

<p>Schistosoma mansoni</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the most prevalent helminthic infection?

<p>Pinworm disease</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of roundworms?

<p>Flat bodies</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which helminth is the largest nematode intestinal parasite found in humans?

<p>Ascaris lumbricoides</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main mode of transmission for pinworm disease?

<p>Nail biting</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which class of Platyhelminthes includes the tapeworms?

<p>Cestoda</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the target of antihelminthic drugs?

<p>Helminthic infections</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the location of Enterobius vermicularis in the human body?

<p>Gastrointestinal tract</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the treatment for Ascariasis?

<p>Mebendazole</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is a symptom of necatoriasis?

<p>Ulcer-like symptoms</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main mode of transmission for trichinellosis?

<p>Eating undercooked pork</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which host is affected by elephantiasis?

<p>Humans</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which class of Platyhelminthes includes the gill flukes?

<p>Class Monogenea</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which parasite uses mimicry to evade the host's immune system?

<p>Clonorchis sinensis</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the major effect of schistosomiasis?

<p>Damage to internal organs</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which class of Platyhelminthes includes the tapeworms?

<p>Class Cestoda</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which tapeworm infects humans through poorly cooked meat?

<p>Taenia solium</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main mode of transmission for schistosomiasis?

<p>Swimming in infected water</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which helminth is the largest nematode intestinal parasite found in humans?

<p>Necator americanus</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which drug is an example of an antihelminthic that targets nondividing organisms?

<p>Albendazole</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the target of antihelminthic drugs?

<p>Dividing organisms</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which drug is NOT an example of an antihelminthic drug?

<p>Metronidazole</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which class of Platyhelminthes includes the liver flukes?

<p>Trematoda</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which helminth causes the most prevalent helminthic infection?

<p>Roundworm</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main mode of transmission for Schistosoma mansoni infection?

<p>Contaminated food and water</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which phylum includes the roundworms and flatworms?

<p>Nematoda</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which helminth is the largest nematode intestinal parasite found in humans?

<p>Roundworm</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is an example of an antihelminthic drug?

<p>Praziquantel</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main mode of transmission for hookworm infection?

<p>Skin penetration</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which phylum includes the roundworms?

<p>Nematoda</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which class of Platyhelminthes includes the tapeworms?

<p>Cestoda</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main mode of transmission for pinworm disease?

<p>Food-borne</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the most prevalent helminthic infection?

<p>Pinworm disease</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which helminth is the largest nematode intestinal parasite found in humans?

<p>Ascariasis</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the major effect of schistosomiasis?

<p>Elephantiasis</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is an example of an antihelminthic drug?

<p>Mebendazole</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which host is affected by elephantiasis?

<p>Humans</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the target of antihelminthic drugs?

<p>Parasitic infections</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which tapeworm infects humans through poorly cooked meat?

<p>Taenia solium</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which drug is used to target nondividing organisms?

<p>Praziquantel</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which drug is commonly used to treat tapeworm infection in humans?

<p>Mebendazole</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which drug is an example of an avermectin antihelminthic?

<p>Ivermectin</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which drug is NOT an example of an antihelminthic drug?

<p>Ibuprofen</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which parasite uses mimicry to evade the host's immune system?

<p>Filarial worm</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which phylum includes the roundworms?

<p>Nematoda</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which class of Platyhelminthes includes the tapeworms?

<p>Cestoda</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main mode of transmission for Schistosoma mansoni infection?

<p>Contaminated food and water</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the largest nematode intestinal parasite found in humans?

<p>Ascaris</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where is Enterobius vermicularis located in the human body?

<p>Intestines</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which nematode parasite causes anemia and ulcer-like symptoms in humans?

<p>Necator americanus</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which nematode parasite causes intestinal pain, vomiting, and constipation in pigs?

<p>Trichinella spiralis</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which nematode parasite causes gross swelling of lymphatic tissues in humans?

<p>Wuchereria bancrofti</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which class of Platyhelminthes includes the liver flukes?

<p>Trematoda</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which class of Platyhelminthes includes the gill flukes?

<p>Monogenea</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which class of Platyhelminthes includes the tapeworms?

<p>Cestoda</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which class of Platyhelminthes includes the Bedford's flatworm?

<p>Turbellaria</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which trematode parasite is known as the Chinese liver fluke?

<p>Clonorchis sinensis</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which trematode parasite causes chronic illness and damage to internal organs in humans?

<p>Schistosoma mansoni</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which cestode parasite infects humans through poorly cooked meat?

<p>Taenia saginata</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Phylum of Roundworms

  • Roundworms belong to the phylum Nematoda.

Characteristics of Roundworms

  • Roundworms are not flat or segmented.

Largest Nematode Intestinal Parasite

  • Ascaris lumbricoides is the largest nematode intestinal parasite found in humans.

Most Prevalent Helminthic Infection

  • Ascaris lumbricoides is the most prevalent helminthic infection.

Antihelminthic Drugs

  • Mebendazole is an example of an antihelminthic drug.
  • The target of antihelminthic drugs is the parasite's metabolic processes, neuromuscular function, or structural integrity.

Hookworm and Filarial Worm

  • Hookworm and filarial worm belong to the phylum Nematoda.

Hookworm Infection

  • The main mode of transmission for hookworm infection is through skin penetration.

Classes of Platyhelminthes

  • Trematodes include the liver flukes.
  • Cestodes include the tapeworms.

Schistosoma mansoni Infection

  • The main mode of transmission for Schistosoma mansoni infection is through skin penetration by cercariae.

Phylum of Roundworms and Flatworms

  • Roundworms and flatworms belong to the phylum Nematoda and Platyhelminthes, respectively.

Examples of Flatworms

  • Tapeworms are an example of a flatworm.

Pinworm Disease

  • The main mode of transmission for pinworm disease is through the ingestion of contaminated food and water.

Elephantiasis

  • Humans are affected by elephantiasis.

Antihelminthic Drug Target

  • The target of antihelminthic drugs is the parasite's metabolic processes, neuromuscular function, or structural integrity.

Avermectin Antihelminthic

  • Ivermectin is an example of an avermectin antihelminthic.

Treatment for Ascariasis

  • Mebendazole is used to treat Ascariasis.

Symptom of Necatoriasis

  • Abdominal pain is a symptom of necatoriasis.

Trichinellosis

  • The main mode of transmission for trichinellosis is through the ingestion of undercooked pork.

Gill Flukes

  • Gill flukes belong to the class Monogenea.

Mimicry

  • Schistosoma mansoni uses mimicry to evade the host's immune system.

Schistosomiasis

  • The major effect of schistosomiasis is chronic illness and damage to internal organs in humans.

Location of Enterobius Vermicularis

  • Enterobius vermicularis is located in the large intestine of humans.

Tapeworm Infection

  • Taenia saginata is a tapeworm that infects humans through poorly cooked meat.

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