Trichuriasis

 

Introduction

 

Agent

 

History of Discovery

 

Symptoms

 

Diagnosis andTreatment

 

Epidiemiology

 

Links and Refrences

 

Contact

 

HISTORY OF DISCOVERY

 

 

 

 

Although evidence of whipworm infections have been found in preserved bodies of prehistoric man, the first written record of Trichuris trchiura was in 1740 when Morgani, an Italian scientist, discovered the residence of adult T. trichiura worms in the colon. Later in the eighteenth century the organism was classified taxonomically, and in 1761 Roedere, a German physician, exactly described the morphology of the worm. His report included drawings that are considered accurate by current scientific standards.