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What is the name for a worm infestation?
Helminthiasis
What are the three categories of parasitic worms?
Nematodes (Roundworms)
Cestodes (Tapeworms)
Trematodes (Flukes)
What is the name of the helminthiasis based on?
Offiscial scientific name of the invading organism
What is Ascariasis?
Giant Roundworm Infestation
Most common worldwide
Nematode
What is Enterobiasis?
Pinworm Infestation
Most common in the US
Nematode
What is Mebendazole used against?
Intestinal Roundworms
How does Mebendazole work?
Prevents the uptake of glucose by intestinal worms
Who should not use Mebendazole?
Pregnant women
What are the adverse effects of Albendazole?
Liver Impairment
Teratogenic
What are the adverse effects of Thiabendazole?
Hepatotoxicity
Reduced Alertness
GI effects
What drug is used to treat river blindness or Onchocerciasis?
Ivermectin