On today’s show, we talk about schistosomiasis. Health authorities say more than 200 million people are infected worldwide and in terms of impact, this disease is second only to malaria as the most devastating parasitic disease.
My guest, Parasitology teacher and author of the book, Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle joined me to discuss the complex life cycle and disease of this neglected tropical disease, among other important information.
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5 thoughts on “Schistosomiasis: In terms of impact, it’s second only to malaria as the most devastating parasitic disease”
I have schistosomiasis. I had been to so many Drs and had so many tests all negative but I was so close to death it had to be something. Don’t ask how I knew parasite but I did. I took paryntl pamoate first and it was like a miracle. Drs still refused to test or treat me. I got in my car got a partime job and for 6 months completely bombarded my body nose ears body and I’m alive. Now I have a white square flat bumpy worm living ib
N bloodclots in my nose. They adhered to my skin get hard and grow like roots. Searching for help
OP should take Praziquantel. If Dr do not believe you and give you prescription, ship it from other country. Almost dieing as well. However, I have 3 stool test and 2 blood test, negative. Frustrated.
US do have schistosomiasis. I suspect I got infected from nearby park lake.
praziquantel (biltricide) is the treatment. 1200 mg, 3x/day, with food, for two days. in case you are incorrect about the parasite ID, you can take a rotation of anti-parasite medication. You can find some protocols in facebook groups. It’s very difficult to find accurate diagnosis in the US if you are unlucky enough to have a parasitic infection. But, you can still treat it. If pyrantel was like a miracle, it may be a different parasite than schistosomiasis, like enterobus vermicularis or maybe strongyloides. You may want to do a rotation of different anti-parasite medicines. Good luck and try not to worry, you can get better.