History of Discovery




Diagnosis and Treatment




Links and References














Useful Web Links

I encourage anyone who wants to learn more about Trichuriasis or parasites in general to take a look at these links!


Other Parasite Websites!

Parasites and Pestilence: Infectious Public Health Challenges

Human Biology at Stanford


Center of Disease Control Information on Trichuriasis

International Task Force for Disease Eradication


Learn more about Rectal Prolapse

Materials Safety Data Sheet, Canadian office of Laboratory Security



Coombs, Isabel, & Crompton, D.W.T. A Guide to Human Helminths London ; New York : Taylor and Francis, 1991.

Eric L Weiss, MD, DTM&H, Tirchuris trichiura, E-Medicine Journal, July 13 2001, Volume 2, Number 7.

Ismail, M. M.; Jayakody, R. L. “Efficacy of albendazole and its combinations with ivermectin or diethlycarbamazine (DEC) in the treatment of Trichuris trichiura infections in Sri Lanka.” Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parisitology; July 1999; v93, no.5, p501-504.

Markell, Edward K.; John, David T.; Krotoski, Wojciech A. Markell and Voge’s Medical Parisitology. Eight Ed. W.B. Saunders Co. New York, 1999.

Publication of CDC Surveillance Summaries. February 28, 1992 / 41(08);145-146.