Except in severe cases, complications related to trichinosis are rare. In cases of heavy infestation, larvae can migrate to vital organs, causing potentially dangerous complications, including:

  • Myocarditis — an inflammation of the myocardium, the thick muscular layer of your heart wall
  • Encephalitis — an inflammation of your brain
  • Meningitis — an inflammation of the membranes (meninges) and cerebrospinal fluid surrounding your brain and spinal cord
  • Bronchopneumonia — an inflammation of your lungs and bronchial tubes
  • Nephritis — an inflammation of your kidneys
  • Sinusitis — an inflammation of the mucous membranes in your sinuses
  • Pneumonia — an inflammation of your lungs
May. 24, 2012