Echinococcus granulosus (Hydatid disease)
Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus
Angiostrongylus (Eosinophilic meningitis)
Enterobius vermicularis (Pinworm)
Guinea worm (Dracunculiasis)
Loa loa (Eye worm)
Onchocerca volvulus (River blindness)
Toxocara canis (Visceral larva migrans)
Trichuris trichiura (Whipworm)
Wuchereria bancrofti (Lymphatic filariasis)
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Strongyloides stercoralis, also known as threadworm, is a human pathogenic parasitic nematode (roundworm) causing the disease strongyloidiasis. The adult parasitic stage lives in tunnels in the mucosa of the small intestine and is contracted from larvae in the soil that penetrate the skin. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, and peptic ulcer-like pain epigastric pain. Treatment usually consists of a combination of medications, such as ivermectin and benzimidazoles.
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