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helminth

[′hel‚minth]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any parasitic worm.
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Table 1: Prevalence of helminthic and protozoal infection (n=101) Parasite Prevalence (%) Giardia lamblia 5 (4.
20) Helminthic infestations playing a significant role in under nutrition has been brought out in several studies as is evident from the metaanalysis done by Strunz et al.
A total of 5 captive wild carnivores (lion-1, leopards2, hyaena-1 and jackal-1) suffering from moderate to heavy helminthic infection (EPG ranging from 600-1800) were treated with Prazisam plus (a) tablets (each tablet having Fenbendazole-500mg, Pyrantel pamoate-144mg and Praziquantel-50mg) @ 1tab/ 10 kg.
Gnathostomiasis is a food-borne zoonotic helminthic infection, commonly described in Asia and Latin America that may follow the consumption of raw fish, eels, amphibians, and reptiles infected with muscle-encysted larvae of Gnathostoma species nematodes.
Under the initiative, the Department of Health is administering helminthic medicines called Albendazole or Mebendazol to children aged 5 to 12.
5-fold reduction in the number of medium-sized lymphocytes is observed, which can be explained by the acceleration of their transformation into mature plasma cells, the number of which increases in helminthic infestations from 0.
Recently, the role of T-regulatory cells in modulation of human immune responses, such cells promoting the induction of the noncomplement fixing immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4) in helminthic infections has been demonstrated (13).
Imidazole an alkaloid from plant secondary metabolites, is an important component of antifungal, anti protozoal, anti helminthic and anti cancer medications.
Before starting corticosteroid therapy, albendazole (400 mg in a single dose) was used as precautionary treatment for helminthic diseases that may be present.
Furthermore, it may be concluded that the risk of helminthic infection is generally higher in the rainy season than in the dry season.