Trichinosis (Trichinellosis) Differential Diagnoses

Updated: May 01, 2018
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H, FIDSA; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Early diagnosis of trichinosis is particularly difficult owing to a lack of easily detectable pathognomic signs and symptoms. [13] Given the nonspecific laboratory parameter of eosinophilia, other parasitic infections to consider include the following:

  • Strongyloidiasis
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Hookworm
  • Gnathostomiasis
  • Lymphatic filariasis
  • Ascariasis
  • Whipworm

Differential Diagnoses