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Biliary tract disease (pigmented gallstones)
Cholangiocarcinoma

Clonorchis sinensis (undercooked fish)

Tx: praziquantel (contractions d/t calcium)

2

Ingestion of taenia solium eggs can cause what?

Cysticercosis (can infect brain, eyes, spine, heart, muscle)

Tx: praziquantel (albendazole for neurocysticercosis)

3

Ingestion of taenia solium larvae encysted in undercooked pork?

Intestinal infection

Tx: praziquantel

4

Hematuria
Bladder cancer

Schistosoma haematobium

5

Liver cysts...anaphylaxis if antigens released

Echinococcus granulosus (ingestion of eggs from dog feces)

Tx: albendazole

6

Microcytic anemia

Hookworms (Ancylostoma, Necator)

Tx: bendazoles or pyrantel pamoate (ACh induced spastic contractions)

7

Perianal pruritus

Enterobius vermicularis (scotch tape test)

Tx: bendazoles or pyrantel pamoate

8

Portal hypertension

Schistosoma mansoni
Schistosoma japonicum

9

Vitamin B12 deficiency

Diphyllobothrium datum (undercooked fish)

10

Chronic bronchitis
heoptysis

Paragonimus westermani (undercooked crab meat)

Tx: praziquantel

11

Elephantiasis (possibly meaning a hydrocele)

Wuchereria bancrofti

12

What is the treatment for lice?

Permethrin
Pyrethrin