Whipworm

Definition of Whipworm:

An intestinal parasitic worm, approximately 1.5 inches (4cm) in length.  Usually symptomless, heavy infections – especially in small children – can cause gastrointestinal problems (abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal prolapse) and possibly growth retardation.

Also: Trichuriasis, Trichuris trichiura, Whipworms

Topics Related to Whipworm

Parasite Infection

...the condition
“...Three of the most common kinds of worms are roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides), whipworm (Trichuris trichiura) and hookworm (Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus)...”

Tapeworm Infection

...the condition
“...those directed against the intestinal nematodes like roundworm, whipworm or hookworm)...”

Whipworm Infection

...the condition
“There are approximately 60 species of whipworms that infect mammals...”
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