Parasitic infections and treatment methods quiz
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Parasitic infections and treatment methods quiz

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Questions and Answers

What is the appropriate medication for Taenia solium in the muscle tissue?

Albendazole in the small intestine

Which medication is used for Diphyllobothrium latum in the intestinal lumen?

Praziquantel in the small intestine

What is the recommended treatment for Dipylidium caninum?

Praziquantel; Small intestine

How is Hymenolepis diminuta typically treated?

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Which medication is used for Enterobius vermicularis?

<p>Albendazole or mebendazole; Small intestine</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the appropriate treatment for Capillaria philippinensis?

<p>Albendazole or mebendazole; Small intestine</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Parasite Treatment Options

  • Taenia solium can be treated with albendazole or praziquantel in muscle tissue and with praziquantel in the small intestine.

Taenia saginata Infection

  • No specific medication is available to treat Taenia saginata, and it passes out in feces.

Other Intestinal Parasites

  • Diphyllobothrium latum can be treated with praziquantel in the intestinal lumen.
  • Dipylidium caninum can be treated with praziquantel in the intestinal lumen.
  • Diphyllobothrium latum mature segments and gravid proglottids can be treated with praziquantel in the small intestine.
  • Hymenolepis nana and Hymenolepis diminuta can be treated with praziquantel in the small intestine.
  • Ascarus lumbricoides and Trichuris trichiura can be treated with albendazole or mebendazole in the small intestine.
  • Enterobius vermicularis can be treated with albendazole or mebendazole in the large intestine.
  • Strongyloides stercoralis can be treated with ivermectin or albendazole in the small intestine.
  • Capillaria philippinensis can be treated with albendazole or mebendazole in the small intestine.
  • Trichinella spiralis can be treated with albendazole or mebendazole in muscle tissue.

Flea Infestations

  • Ctenocephalides canis can be treated with pyrethroids (e.g., permethrin) on the host.

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Test your knowledge on parasitic infections and their corresponding treatment methods. Identify the medications and target locations for various parasites like Taenia solium, Taenia saginata, Diphyllobothrium latum, and Dipylidium caninum.

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