Medicine: New Trichinosis

Tricinella spiralis is a microscopic roundworm that enters the human digestive system in undercooked pork, and burrows into the lining of the small intestine. Result: abdominal pains, diarrhea, muscular tenderness, even high fever, delirium and coma. Trichinae, which rarely infect children, may remain with a patient till the end of his life, often wander in the spinal fluid, lungs, heart, retinas and milk of nursing mothers. Last week, in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Drs. Archibald L. Hoyne and Abraham Alvin Wolf of Chicago reported a new form of trichinosis in an eleven-month-old Negro baby who died of diphtheria....

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