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helminthiasis

[‚hel·mən′thī·ə·səs]
(medicine)
Any disease caused by the presence of parasitic worms in the body.
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The various ailments treated were menstrual problems, prolapse of uterus, fistula, diphtheria, helminthiasis, snake bite, pain, paralysis, skin disorders, bone fracture, rheumatism, respiratory tract infections, gastrointestinal disorders, spermatorrhea, allergy, insanity, meho, internal bleeding, external bleeding, and fever.
Treatment of gastrointestinal helminthiasis, fever, various nervous problems, rheumatism, skin diseases, chronic fever, cough, eczema and dyspepsia has been reported in literature with plants like; Caesalpinia crista, Saussurea lappa, Melia azedarach, Trachelospermum jasminoides, Morringa oleifera, Butea frondosa etc.
Among the three plants, one plant, namely Clerodendruminfortunatum was used for treatment of helminthiasis, diarrhea, and poisoning in humans, as well as swelling of throat in cattle.
Helminthiasis is one of the major problems which affect the productivity of cattle.
NTDs designated by the WHO for control or elimination: Buruli Ulcer, Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis), Cysticercosis/Taeniasis, Dengue/Severe dengue, Dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease), Echinococcosis, Fascioliasis, Human African trypanosomiasis, Leishmaniasis, Leprosy, Lymphatic filariasis, Onchocerciasis, Rabies, Schistosomiasis, Soil transmitted helminthiasis, Trachoma, Yaws)
The two practitioners in between themselves were observed to use 51 plants distributed into 32 families for treatment of diseases like menstrual disorders, urinary disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, chest diseases, piles, weakness, anemia, pain, fever, sexual disorders, heart disorders, gall bladder stone, paralysis, cuts and wounds, skin diseases, helminthiasis, jaundice, respiratory disorders, appendicitis, edema, and bone fracture.
The present study was conducted from January to June 2009 to determine the point prevalence of gastrointestinal helminthiasis in the buffalo under field conditions at the vicinity of Tehsil Muzaffar Garh of District Muzaffar Garh, Southern Punjab, Pakistan.
Because of the general lack of sanitation and due to poor quality of drinking water, helminthiasis and gastrointestinal disorders are endemic in rural Bangladesh.
Key words: Helminthiasis, Enteritis, Chemotherapy, Albendazole, Levamisole INTRODUCTION Helminthiasis in birds produces pathogenic conditions ranging from dilations of gut and nodule formation to severe enteritis.
Handbook of Helminthiasis for Public Health is structured in 3 parts: Human Health and Helminth Infection, Helminthology, and Control Interventions.