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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]

Ascaris

/As·ca·ris/ (-ris) a genus of nematode parasites of the large intestine. A. lumbricoi´des causes ascariasis.

ascaris

/as·ca·ris/ (-ris) a nematode of the genus Ascaris.

Ascaris

[as′kəris]
a genus of nematode worms; large parasitic intestinal roundworms, such as Ascaris lumbricoides, a cause of ascariasis, found throughout temperate and tropic regions. They can infect the intestines of humans and swine.

ascaris

a nematode of the genus Ascaris.

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]

Ascaris

a nematode parasite found in the intestine of many animal species. The genus is a member of the family Ascarididae. Includes A. columnaris (wild animals—see baylisascariscolumnaris), A. lumbricoides (humans), A. suum (pigs), A. schroederi.
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The high prevalence rates of parasitic infection per months in both males and females were as follow: Ascaris lumbricoides in May (0.
We believe that Ascaris eggs persisted in farm soil for extended periods, which led to ongoing transmission (11).
La intensidad o carga de la infeccion por helmintos, a partir de la cantidad de hpg, se valoro segun la OMS (29), con el supuesto de que un gusano adulto equivale a estos hpg, segun Maldonado (30): ascaris 1000, tricocefalos 200 y uncinarias 17,5.
A small number of ascaris in the intestines usually produce no symptoms.
Ascaris eggs and adult worms are excreted in stool.
Cuarenta de las 90 muestras evaluadas (44,4%) fueron positivas para Ascaris lumbricoides, de las cuales 31 se diagnosticaron por las tres tecnicas, (directo, concentracion y Kato-Katz), y las demas se distribuyeron de la siguiente forma: dos por concentracion, dos por la tecnica de Kato-Katz, cuatro por directo y Kato-Katz y una por concentracion y Kato-Katz (tabla 1).
There are only two reports in the literature on duodenal perforation possibly caused by Ascaris presenting as an acute abdomen [1, 2].
2005) en Argentina, quienes analizaron aguas superficiales, recreacionales y de consumo evidenciando la presencia de parasitos intestinales en el 50% de las muestras estudiadas, encontrando, aunque no describen en que proporcion, huevos de Ascaris sp.
About 25% of the world's population is infected with Ascaris lumbricoides, making this the most common helminthic infection worldwide [1].
Ascaris worms are soil-transmitted helminths causing ascariasis in human and animals.
Ascaris lumbricoides is one of the causes of blood loss anaemia.