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Trichinella spiralis in human muscle

Trichinella spiralis in human muscle

Overview

This is the parasite Trichinella spiralis in human muscle tissue. The parasite is transmitted by eating undercooked meats, especially pork. The cysts hatch in the intestines and produce large numbers of larvae that migrate into muscle tissue. The cysts may cause muscle pain and swelling in the face and around the eyes.

Update Date 12/7/2014