Ascariasis

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  • Ascariasis
    • CAUSE
      • Ascaris lumbricoidus
        • Giant roundworm
        • Most common parasite in humans
        • Prevalent in tropical and sub tropical countries
        • Lives in the Lumen of small intestine
        • Found in regions of poor sanitation
    • MODE OF TRANSPORT
      • Transmission occurs when eggs are swallowed from soil contaminated with human faeces or consumed with produce contaminated with soil containing infective eggs.
    • SYMPTOMS (generally asymptomatic)
      • Impaired growth
      • Blockage of intestinal passage
      • Cough
      • Abdominal discomfort
      • Anemia
      • Internal bleeding
    • DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE
      • Secondary Diagnosis: Concentration Procedure
      • Primary Diagnosis:  Sample stool test
    • TREATMENT
      • Antihelminthic medicines
      • Albendazole and mebendazaole

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