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Symptoms of Ascaris lumbricoides

Symptoms of Ascaris lumbricoides

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Ascaris lumbricoides includes the 6 symptoms listed below:

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Ascaris lumbricoides:

Infection with one or a few Ascaris sp. may be inapparent unless noticed when passed in the feces, or, on occasion, crawling up into the throat and trying to exit through the mouth or nose. Infection with numerous worms may result in a pneumonitis during the migratory phase when larvae that have hatched from the ingested eggs in the lumen of the small intestine penetrate into the tissues and by way of the lymph and blood systems reach the lungs. In the lungs, the larvae break out of the pulmonary capillaries into the air sacs, ascend into the throat and descend to the small intestine again where they grow, becoming as large as 31 X 4 cm. Molting (ecdysis) occurs at various points along this path and, typically for roundworms, the male and female adults in the intestine are 5th-stage nematodes. Vague digestive tract discomfort sometimes accompanies the intestinal infection, but in small children with more than a few worms there may be intestinal blockage because of the worms' large size. Not all larval or adult worms stay on the path that is optimal for their development; those that wander may locate in diverse sites throughout the body and cause complications. Chemotherapy with anthelmintics is particularly likely to cause the adult worms in the intestinal lumen to wander; a not unusual escape route for them is into the bile duct which they may occlude. The larvae of ascarid species that mature in hosts other than humans may hatch in the human intestine and are especially prone to wander; they may penetrate into tissues and locate in various organ systems of the human body, perhaps eliciting a fever and diverse complications. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Ascaris lumbricoides as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Ascaris lumbricoides, it is also important to consider Ascaris lumbricoides as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Ascaris lumbricoides may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Ascaris lumbricoides. This signs and symptoms information for Ascaris lumbricoides has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Ascaris lumbricoides signs or Ascaris lumbricoides symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Ascaris lumbricoides may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Ascaris lumbricoides symptoms.

 

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