Microbial Agents – Parasites
Fernando de Souza Cavalcanti,
Rafaela Silva Guimaraes Goncalves,
Sergio Vasconcelos Cavalcanti.
Intestinal parasites infections caused by a variety of worms are very common in low-income people without access
to sewage and treated water. Contamination occurs in various forms and the main one is the intake of contaminated
food or water and through the skin by small wounds. The host response will be different according to the place of parasite
replication: intra or extracellular. Usually the musculoskeletal symptom develops within a period of a few days after the
intestinal infection. And the clinical manifestations are more likely similar to those seems in Spondiloarthropathies. It is
more frequent in children and adolescent, and a slight prevalence for female. Many parasites are able to bypass the host’s
immune system, and parasitic disease is the prototype of chronic infection in humans. Persistent parasites have the capacity
to release large quantities of antigens, inducing a variety of immunologic reactions.
Keywords: Arthritis, intestinal parasites, rheumatic diseases, spondiloarthrophathy, worms, social condition.
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