Except in severe cases, complications related to trichinosis are rare. In cases of heavy infestation, larvae can migrate to vital organs, causing potentially dangerous, even fatal, 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
  • Pneumonia — an inflammation of your lungs
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