What is the definition of Secernentea Infections?

A Secernentea infection is caused by a type of parasitic worm (nematode) that is transmitted to humans by eating contaminated fruits and vegetables, drinking contaminated water, or ingesting soil from unwashed hands. The worms then migrate from the intestinal tract to other parts of the body, such as the lungs.

What are the symptoms for Secernentea Infections?

While some individuals may have no symptoms at all, symptoms of a Secernentea infection include abdominal pain, diarrhea, intestinal ulceration, nausea, vomiting, insomnia, headache, fever, itching, painful or stinging skin bumps, rashes, asthma, chronic skin ulcers, swollen or infected lymph nodes, progressive swelling of limbs or genitalia, cold legs, milky, white urine, muscle pain, joint swelling, organ damage, vision loss, skin hemorrhages, cough, chest pain, difficulty breathing, pneumonia, bowel, bile duct, or pancreatic duct obstruction, appendicitis, malnutrition, and delayed growth and development.

What are the current treatments for Secernentea Infections?

Treatment for Secernentea infections involves the use of anthelmintic (anti-parasite) drugs, such as mebendazole, pyrantel, levamisole, or albendazole.
Clinical Trial
  • Status: Active, not recruiting
  • Phase: N/A
  • Intervention Type: Other
  • Participants: 40
  • Start Date: August 1, 2014
Study of Immuno-regulatory Mechanisms Induced by Hookworm Infection
Clinical Trial
  • Status: Active, not recruiting
  • Phase: N/A
  • Intervention Type: Biological
  • Participants: 4
  • Start Date: April 1, 2017
Establishing a Controlled Human Hookworm Infection Model at Leiden University Medical Center