central nervous system , kidney and lungs are also affected.
The growth of larvae and
encystation do not occur in cardiac muscle. There is patchy or diffuse
myocarditis. The larvae in the myocardium undergo necrosis and usually
cannot be identified. There are foci of necrosis in the myocardium.
In the central nervous
system there is diffuse leptomeningeal round cell type of infiltration.
Minute foci of gliosis around capillaries are sometimes present.
Death may occur in
severe, overwhelming infections as a result of involvement of
respiratory muscles with secondary pulmonary complications.
Involvement of the
myocardium is the most common cause of death, massive involvement may
lead to cardiac failure.
Mortality in trichinosis
is extremely low. The best method of diagnosis is muscle biopsy obtained
from the tendinous insertions of deltoid or gastrocnemius muscles.
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Next time you eat
dishes containing pork, make sure that the meat is cooked thoroughly.
There should be no traces of pink. Freezing meat at subzero temperature
will also kill the organism.