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Infestation with or disease caused by the parasitic roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides.


(Pathology) infestation of the intestines with the roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides, causing abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, weight loss, etc


(ˌæs kəˈraɪ ə sɪs)

infestation with ascarids.
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Noun1.ascariasis - infestation of the human intestine with Ascaris roundwormsascariasis - infestation of the human intestine with Ascaris roundworms
infestation - the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites


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An increase in global migration and travel contributes to the prevalence of ascariasis, as well as other soil-transmitted helminth infections, in non-endemic regions.
We report a case of ascariasis in vomitus after sedation for surgical abortion in a patient with long-standing Graves' disease.
Because albendazole treatment is ineffective in the treatment of biliary ascariasis, parasites should be directly removed from the bile duct (17).
Ascariasis is caused by round worm, Ascaris lumbricoides.
Indeed, many studies on the diseases that affect swine herds are based on pathological processes detected in the slaughterhouse, such as pig respiratory complex [2,3] or the interstitial hepatitis caused by ascariasis [4].
The observations of these highly abnormal egg morphologies were made in the context of a population with very high prevalence and intensity of ascariasis (prevalence 53%, with 28% having moderate- to heavy-intensity egg counts) and the possibility that this feature was caused by crowding of gravid female worms in the gut of the host was considered.
Ascariasis is the most common helminthic infestation in the world, affecting one fourth of the world population.
Our team has just evaluated the diagnosis performance of four immunological diagnosis kits for clonorchiasis in China.[5] It is found that among the many different heterologous sera from cases with other parasitic diseases (including schistosomiasis, paragonimiasis, trichinellosis, ascariasis, hookworm disease, and trichuriasis), those from paragonimiasis show most serious cross-reactivity to the antigens of C.
This was the first trial that showed we could improve growth rates if you dewormed kids with ascariasis infections.