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Synonyms: Trichinosis

Trichinellosis is a zoonotic parasitic disease caused by the consumption of raw or undercooked meat (pork and wild game) infected by nematodes of the genus Trichinella and that is characterized by an enteral (intestinal) phase that can be asymptomatic or that can manifests with diarrhea nausea vomiting and abdominal pain and a parenteral (muscular) phase manifesting with fever periorbital edema muscle swelling and pain weakness and in some cases skin rash and peripheral edema. Rarely potentially fatal cardiac (i.e. myocarditis) pulmonary (i.e. pneumonitis respiratory failure) and nervous system (i.e. meningoencephalitis) complications may occur.

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Advocacy Organizations

Association Aux Pas du Coeur

Our organization wants to raise awareness and recognize rare diseases in Côte d'Ivoire. Our mission is to: Raising awareness and campaigning to help with the diagnosis and free therapeutic care of patients. Request and/or contribute to actions relating to the training of the medical profession so that doctors are able to make a final diagnosis and ensure the continuous follow-up of patients. Create a patient registry to establish very precise statistics of rare diseases in Côte d'Ivoire. Create a close-knit patient community. Break the isolation and despair of sick people and their families. Open up to the world and actively contribute to international research aimed at treatments.

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