Trichuris trichiura infection diagnosed by colonoscopy: case reports and review of literature.

@article{Ok2009TrichurisTI,
  title={Trichuris trichiura infection diagnosed by colonoscopy: case reports and review of literature.},
  author={Kyung-Sun Ok and You-sun Kim and Jung-Hoon Song and Jin-ho Lee and Soo-Hyung Ryu and Jung-Hwan Lee and J Moon and D Whang and H. Lee},
  journal={The Korean journal of parasitology},
  year={2009},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={275-80}
}
Trichuris trichiura, commonly referred to as a whipworm, has a worldwide distribution, particularly among countries with warm, humid climates. In Korea, trichuriasis was a highly prevalent soil-transmitted helminthiasis until the 1970s. However, the nationwide prevalence decreased to 0.02% in 2004 as a result of national control activities and improvement in the socioeconomic status of Koreans. Most infected individuals have no distinct symptoms, if lightly infected. The diagnosis is typically… CONTINUE READING