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DAILY FREE MCQ CHALLENGE for Medical PG Preparation
Which of the following parasite cause myocarditis?
A. Trichinella spiralis
B. Trichuris trichiura
C. Ancylostoma duodenale
D. Taenia solium
TIPSImportant Question from NEET PG
Answer : A. Trichinella spiralis
Two parasites that have special affinity for myocardium are Trichinella spiralis and Trypanosoma cruzi.
- Trichinosis occur following ingestion of poorly cooked infected pork. It is associated with widespread muscular pain and eosinophilia.
- Chagas disease is endemic in Central and South America. It has affinity for the conduction system and is often associated with bundle branch block and even partial or complete heart block.
Reference : Ryan KJ, Ray C. Tissue Nematodes. In: Ryan KJ, Ray C. eds. Sherris Medical Microbiology, 6e.
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