Gary W Procop

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Large Intestine, Infection, Worms

At a Glance The presence of a worm or fragment of a worm in the stool may be the initial evidence of a helminthic intestinal infection. Perianal itching is characteristic of an Enterobius vermicularis (i.e., pinworm) infection. In many instances, the patient with an intestinal helminthic infection is asymptomatic. The patient may become symptomatic as…

Large Intestine, Infection Protozoa

At a Glance The presence of diarrhea, after the appropriate epidemiologic exposure, should make the clinician consider the possibility of an enteric protozoal infection. What Tests Should I Request to Confirm My Clinical Dx? In addition, what follow-up tests might be useful? There are, essentially, three types of tests available for the detection and identification…

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