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Case Reports on Complicated Ascariasis lumbricoides
Nazia Yousef1*, Chanda Jabeen1, Hammad Hassan1
1Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
Ascaris lumbricoides is one of the most well-known helminthic parasites affecting humans, and Ascariasis remains common with > 1.2 billion infections globally. In 2010, an estimated of 819 million people globally have been infested with A. lumbricoides, constituting the most common infection among the other soil-transmitted helminthes. Above all, significant disability has been reported with A. lumbricoides, amounting towards 1.10 million years lived with disability (YLDs). Aim of this study is to give awareness regarding complication associated with Ascariasis lumbricoides because helminthic infestation is easily overlooked, the diagnosis of Ascariasis should be considered in patients who live in endemic areas and treated timely to prevent severe complications. Ascariasis generally occurs through hand-to-mouth ingestion of agricultural products or food contaminated with parasite eggs. Poor sanitation and inadequate sewage disposal play a key role in the maintenance and propagation of Ascariasis.
Keywords: Ascariasis; helminthic parasite; food contamination
Int. J. Grad. Res. Rev.Vol-4, Issue-3: 64-66