scarabiasis


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scarabiasis

(skăr″ă-bī′ă-sĭs) [L. scarabaeus, beetle, + Gr. -iasis, condition]
A condition in which the intestine is invaded by the dung beetle. It occurs principally in children.
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scarabiasis

Intestinal infection with dung beetles. This occurs mainly in children and features loss of appetite, emaciation and diarrhoea.
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So it can be used as a secondary prevention in scarabiasis, so that the beetle will not get further access in to the lower GI tract.
Scarabiasis is a rare condition in which live flies pass out of anus, and is mostly seen in children who play outdoor for prolong hours without wearing undergarments.
Scarabiasis in children: study from rural north-east India.