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Ring Worm or Tinea
Trichuriasis is a parasitic disease cause by infection of the large intestine by a parasite whipworm (Trichuris trichiura).
The development of symptoms depends on the burden of worms/eggs. Light infestations are frequently asymptomatic, heavy infestations may have bloody diarrhoea, long-standing blood loss may lead to iron-deficiency anaemia, rectal prolepses is seen in severe cases.
Trichuriasis is common worldwide, in particular among countries with warm, humid climates, and primarily affects children.