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Ascaris

 [as´kah-ris]
a genus of nematode (roundworm) parasites found in the intestines of humans and other vertebrates. A. lumbricoi´des is the largest roundworm infecting humans, causing ascariasis.
 Life cycle of Ascaris lumbricoides. From Mahon and Manuselis, 2000.

ascaris

 
a nematode of the genus Ascaris.

Ascaris

(as'kă-ris),
A genus of large, heavy-bodied roundworms parasitic in the small intestine; abundant in humans and many other vertebrates.
[G. askaris, an intestinal worm]

As·ca·ris

(as'kă-ris)
A genus of large, heavy-bodied roundworms parasitic in the small intestine; abundant in humans and many other vertebrates.
[G. askaris, an intestinal worm]

Ascaris

a genus of parasitic roundworm (phylum Nematoda) that occasionally inhabits the small intestine of man. A. lumbricoides can reach a length of 30 cm and when in large numbers can block the gut and kill the host.

As·ca·ris

(as'kă-ris)
A genus of large, heavy-bodied roundworms parasitic in the small intestine.
[G. askaris, an intestinal worm]
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Giardia intestinalis (7.4%) and Ascaris lumbricoides (3.2%) showed a decreasing profile with the increasing age group.
Ascaris eggs and adult worms are excreted in stool.
There are only two reports in the literature on duodenal perforation possibly caused by Ascaris presenting as an acute abdomen [1, 2].
The diagnosis in this case was established beyond doubt, based on the rarity of ascaris infection in this part of the world, the blood tests, the presence of a parasite stuck to the nasogastric tube, the absence of any other pathology and the patient's response to specific treatment.
High rates of Hookworm after Ascaris infection in this study agrees with similar studies done in similar climatic conditions of tropics of Paraguay and Peru as well as in parts of Central America and in Surinam (14,21, 22).
The majority of the PFs collected from Ivai, especially the eggs of Ascaris spp., showed higher mean prevalences, with a significantly (P = 0.002) greater contamination of the soil in this IT by this helminth.
(4) Massive infection with Ascaris lumbricoides can cause a bowel obstruction.
Abstract: The study presents an interactive descriptive tool (MONRATE) for calculating and predicting reinfection rates and time of Ascaris lumbricoides following mass chemotherapy.
Ascaris suum, one helminthe parasite that inhabits the small intestine of pig and metabolizes carbohydrates to short chain volatile fatty acids of in aerobic conditions, has been used as a model in comparative biochemistry studies.