Thominxosis (thominxosis) is a respiratory helminth infection caused by Thominx aerophilus filamentous helminth.
Helminth parasitizes in the stage of puberty on the mucous membranes of the trachea , bronchi, nasal cavity of dogs, cats, fur-bearing animals, and occasionally in humans. The helminth larvae develop in earthworms.
A person becomes infected if the larvae of crushed worms are accidentally swallowed.
Tominksoz occurs with symptoms of severe bronchitis, sometimes bronchopneumonia. The diagnosis is based on the detection of helminth eggs in sputum (see Helminthological research methods).
Treatment of tominksoza: intratracheal infusion of iodine and potassium iodide (1 g per 1000 ml of distilled water) 4-8 ml in 7-14 days. Ditrazine is used internally at 0.3–0.4 g per day; spend two cycles of 8 days and two cycles of 3 days, the intervals between cycles of 6-8 days.
Prevention : personal hygiene. The prognosis is favorable.