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  Ascariasis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ascariasis is a debilitating human disease caused by the parasitic roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides.
Ascariasis is endemic in the United States including Gulf Coast and Ozark Mountains; in Nigeria and in Southeast Asia.
A 1986 outbreak of ascariasis in Italy was traced to irresponsible wastewater recycling used to grow Balkan vegetable exports.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ascariasis   (1464 words)

Ascariasis is an intestinal infection caused by the parasitic roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides.
Ascariasis is frequently found in developing countries where sanitary conditions are poor or in areas where human feces are used as fertilizer.
Ascariasis is common in warmer or tropical climates, particularly in developing nations, where it can affect large segments of the population.
kidshealth.org /parent/infections/stomach/ascariasis.html   (808 words)

 The Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Adult ascariasis infection gives rise to two kinds of disease: the first is intestinal ascariasis (ascariasis intestinalis), which is frequently encountered and the second is a condition called ascariasis aberrance, which appears with the migration of the ascaris to organs outside the intestines.
A few cases of pancreatitis and obstructive jaundice due to hepato-pancreatic ascariasis have been reported from aeras where it is uncommon and it was stated that treatment by endoscopic methods was successful in all of them (5-8).
They stated that this procedure was feasible and harmless in the treatment of biliary ascariasis (9).In a study where the diagnostic value of ultrasonograpy (USG) in ascariasis was investigated, USG was considered as an effective and reliable method in the diagnosis of hepatobiliary, enteric and pancreatic ascariasis (10).
www.turkgastro.org /text.php?id=30   (1296 words)

 Clinical features and management of biliary ascariasis in a non-endemic area -- Misra and Dwivedi 76 (891): 29 -- ...
It is concluded that biliary ascariasis is not an uncommon disease
and conjecture that the incidence of ascariasis is increasing.
Biliary ascariasis: ultrasonography, endoscopic retrograde cholangiography, and biliary drainage.
pmj.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/full/76/891/29   (2010 words)

 eMedicine - Ascariasis : Article by Michael E Greenberg, MD, MPH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ascariasis is found most commonly in countries with poor sanitary conditions.
Ascariasis is often found incidentally after a patient passes an adult worm in the feces or through the nose or mouth.
In a patient with suspected IO due to ascariasis, avoid the use of an anthelmintic that causes spastic paralysis of the Ascaris worm (eg, pyrantel pamoate).
www.emedicine.com /ped/topic145.htm   (1948 words)

Ascariasis is not contagious, as it cannot be directly spread from person to person (1).
General Characteristics: Ascariasis is a helminthic disease caused by the largest parasitic roundworm (nematode) called Ascaris lumbricoides (3).
Ascariasis most commonly occurs in tropical and subtropical locations (4) where there is poor personal hygiene (3), mediocre sanitation and where human feces is used as fertilizer (1).
www.austincc.edu /microbio/2704l/asc.htm   (922 words)

 Ascariasis: Parasitic Infections: Merck Manual Home Edition
Ascariasis is infection caused by Ascaris lumbricoides, an intestinal roundworm.
Ascariasis is the most common roundworm infection in people, occurring in over 1 billion people worldwide.
Diagnosis of ascariasis is made by identifying eggs or adult worms in a stool sample, or rarely by seeing adult worms that have migrated to the throat or nose.
www.merck.com /mrkshared/mmanual_home2/sec17/ch196/ch196c.jsp   (365 words)

 Ascariasis - ascariasis in children
Ascariasis is a debilitating human disease caused by the roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides; other species of Ascaris are parasitic in domestic animals (see Nematode).
Ingestion of infective eggs from soil contaminated with human feces or transmission and contaminated vegetables and water is the primary route of infection.
The adult dosage is one tablespoon of the seed powder in a glass of sugar water salmon ascariasis nausea once a week for two weeks.
www.medicalgeo.com /Med-Diseases-Am---As/Ascariasis.html   (1444 words)

Ascariasis is caused by Ascaris lumbricoides, it is the most widespread parasitic worm infections worldwide.
Ascariasis can be transmitted through many means, all of which are generally contaminated with feces.
Ascariasis eggs are very resilient and can survive in soil for years.(3) A key test used for the identification of an Ascariasis infection is the wet mount.
www.austincc.edu /microbio/2704n/asc.htm   (601 words)

 US FDA/CFSAN - Bad Bug Book - Ascaris lumbricoides and Trichuris trichiura   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Humans worldwide are infected with Ascaris lumbricoides and Trichuris trichiura; the eggs of these roundworms (nematode) are "sticky" and may be carried to the mouth by hands, other body parts, fomites (inanimate objects), or foods.
Ascariasis and trichuriasis are the scientific names of these infections.
Ascariasis is also known commonly as the "large roundworm" infection and trichuriasis as "whip worm" infection.
www.cfsan.fda.gov /~mow/chap30.html   (820 words)

 Introduction: Ascariasis - WrongDiagnosis.com
Researching symptoms of Ascariasis: Further information about the symptoms of Ascariasis is available including a list of symptoms of Ascariasis, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.
Treatments for Ascariasis: Various information is available about treatments available for Ascariasis, prevention of Ascariasis, current research about Ascariasis treatments, or research treatments for other diseases.
Statistics and Ascariasis: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Ascariasis, prevalence and incidence statistics for Ascariasis, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /a/ascariasis/intro.htm   (221 words)

 BioMed Central | Full text | Hepatolithiasis with biliary ascariasis – a case report
Biliary ascariasis is predominantly a disease of adult women [3].
The diagnosis of hepatolithiasis with ascariasis is usually possible on ultrasonography of the abdomen and ERCP [4].
The treatment of hepatolithiasis with biliary ascariasis is endoscopic extraction of calculi and worms from the bile duct with or with out sphincterotomy which gives immediate relief.
www.biomedcentral.com /1471-230X/3/35   (1344 words)

 Statements of Principles - ascariasis - reasonable hypothesis
(a) the person's ascariasis was contracted before a period, or part of a period, of service to which the factor is related; and
(b) the relationship suggested between the ascariasis and the particular service of a person is a relationship set out in paragraph 8(1)(e), 9(1)(e), 70(5)(d), or 70(5A)(d) of the Act.
Note: the shaded areas shown in the maps in column 3 indicate the areas described opposite in column 2.
www.dva.gov.au /pensions/statemnt/a015rh.htm   (367 words)

 WHO | Water related diseases
Ascariasis is an infection of the small intestine caused by Ascaris lumbricoides, a large roundworm.
The eggs of the worm are found in soil contaminated by human faeces or in uncooked food contaminated by soil containing eggs of the worm.
Ascariasis is one of the most common human parasitic infections.
www.who.int /entity/water_sanitation_health/diseases/ascariasis/en   (479 words)

 Bioline International Official Site (site up-dated regularly)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ascariasis is a common disease in many developing countries and is a common cause of biliary and pancreatic diseases in endemic areas.
MRCP is a unique non-invasive investigation for demonstrating ascariasis in Gall bladder and bilary tract clearly.
We present MR appearances of Gall bladder and biliary tract in a proven case of biliary ascariasis.
www.bioline.org.br /abstract?id=ms05030   (154 words)

 Ascariasis (Roundworms)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ascariasis is an earthworm-shaped intestinal parasite that can easily be seen without a microscope.
The parasite is never transmitted from individual to individual, but the eggs are spread through contaminated water, food, or soil-contaminated hands (such as eating poorly washed raw vegetables grown in contaminated soil).
With treatment, ascariasis is usually curable in 1 week.
www.lakeside.ca /Patient_Info/ascariasis.htm   (361 words)

 eMedicine - Ascariasis : Article by David R Haburchak, MD
In developing countries, ascariasis may exist as a zoonotic infection associated with exposure to pigs or pig manure.
Invasion of the gall bladder necessitates cholecystectomy, common duct exploration, and T-tube drainage until the patient is stabilized and dewormed.
Bradley JE, Jackson JA: Immunity, immunoregulation and the ecology of trichuriasis and ascariasis.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic172.htm   (2921 words)

 Division of Parasitic Diseases - Ascaris Infection Fact Sheet
I am pregnant and have been just diagnosed with ascariasis.
Ascariasis is the most common human worm infection.
You or your children can become infected after touching your mouth with your hands that have become contaminated with eggs from soil or other contaminated surfaces or by ingesting contaminated food or water.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/dpd/parasites/ascaris/factsht_ascaris.htm   (636 words)

 Acupuncture.Com - Ascariasis (Worms) - Traditional Chinese Medicine
Ascariasis is a common disease in children caused by an infection of ascarides.
It is manifested as an abnormal desire for food, sallow complexion, periumbilical abdominal pain and fecal discharge with round worms.
The cases with intestinal obstruction and biliary ascariasis may be treated with the principle for colic due to ascariasis mentioned in this section.
www.acupuncture.com /conditions/ascariasis.htm   (682 words)

 Ascariasis - Case Report
3) Ascariasis is the most common infestation that is caused by Ascaris Lumbricoides.
Ascariasis occurs when worm eggs that are commonly found in soil and human faeces is ingested.
The main point of note is the presentation of the patients and when the blood shows eosinophelia or the chest x-ray shows alveolar shadowing one should include Ascariasis infestation in the differential diagnosis of round worm infestation.
www.priory.com /med/ascariasis.htm   (426 words)

 Your Own Health Education - ASCARIASIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Infection may be spread from pigs to humans, especially if pig feces are used as garden fertilizer.
Ascariasis is not spread from person to person.
In the United States infection is rare but in many other parts of the world it is the most common human worm infection.
www.yourownhealth.com /reference/ASCAR.asp   (375 words)

 Introduction: Ascariasis - CureResearch.com
Ascariasis: Large intestinal roundworm from 6 to 13 inches.
Ascariasis: An ascarid is a worm that lives in the small intestine.
Treatments for Ascariasis: Various information is available about treatments available for Ascariasis, prevention of Ascariasis, or research treatments for other diseases.
www.cureresearch.com /a/ascariasis/intro.htm   (334 words)

 Ascariasis - Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
Ascariasis is an intestinal worm infestation present worldwide, though mostly in tropical climates.
If you experience any of these symptoms do not assume it is due to ascariasis.
Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
www.swedish.org /113013.cfm   (445 words)

 Dr. Koop - Ascariasis
Ascariasis is the most common intestinal worm infection.
It is found in association with poor personal hygiene, poor sanitation, and in places where human feces are used as fertilizer.
You should promptly seek professional medical care if you have any concern about your health, and you should always consult your physician before starting a fitness regimen.
www.drkoop.com /ency/93/000628.html   (171 words)

 Ascariasis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is the most common intestinal worm infection.
It is estimated that 1 billion people are infected worldwide.
Ascariasis occurs in all ages, though children seem to be affected more severely than adults.
www.shands.org /health/information/article/000628.htm   (394 words)

 Ascariasis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Intestinal ascariasis: CT findings and diagnosis.(Letters to the Editor) : An article from: Southern Medical Journal
The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Ascariasis: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age
Ascariasis : An article from: Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
www.veryhappening.com /things/ascariasis   (111 words)

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