Ascariasis

About- Ascariasis is an infection of the small intestine caused by ringworm called Ascaris lumbricoides.
Symptoms-

 Coughing 
 Wheezing 
 Shortness of breath
 Loss of appetite
 Worms in the stool
 Nausea and vomiting
 Chest pain and discomfort
 Fever
 Unexplained weight loss
 Delayed growth in children
 Diarrhoea
 Abdominal pain or discomfort
 Blood in mucus
 Irregular bowel movements 

Causes-

 Contact with soil mixed with human faeces that contain ascariasis eggs or infected water
 Eating or drinking contaminated food or water
 Unwashed fruits or vegetables grown in contaminated soil
 Small children put their dirty fingers in their mouths  

Specialist to Visit

 Infectious disease Specialist

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References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
http://www.who.int
https://www.cdc.gov
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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