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Ascariasis is a human disease caused by the parasitic roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides. Perhaps as many as one quarter of the world's people are infected, and ascariasis is particularly prevalent in tropical regions and in areas of poor hygiene. Other species of the genus Ascaris are parasitic and can cause disease in domestic animals. Infection occurs through ingestion of food contaminated with fecal matter containing Ascaris eggs. The larvae hatch, burrow through the intestine, reach the lungs, and finally migrate up the respiratory tract. From there they are then reswallowed and mature in the intestine, growing up to 30 cm (12 in.) in length and anchoring themselves to the intestinal wall. Infections are usually asymptomatic, especially if the number of worms is small. They may however be accompanied by inflammation, fever, and diarrhea, and serious problems may develop if the worms migrate to other parts of the body. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Ascaris lumbricoides (Wikipedia)

A species of parasitic nematode that is the largest found in the human intestine. Its distribution is worldwide, but it is more prevalent in areas of poor sanitation. Human infection with A. lumbricoides is acquired by swallowing fully embryonated eggs from contaminated soil. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

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Ascaris lumbricoides
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Component (Describes the core component or analyte measured)
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A lumbric

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 似蚓蛔线虫
Synonyms: 人蛔虫;蛔虫
fr-CA French (Canada) Ascaris lumbricoides
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Ascaris lumbricoides
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Ascaris lumbricoides
it-IT Italian (Italy) Ascaris lumbricoides
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Askaris lumbricoides
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Ascaris lumbricoides
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Ascaris lumbricoides
fr-BE French (Belgium) Ascaris lumbricoides