Ascaris


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Ascaris

[′as·kə·rəs]
(invertebrate zoology)
A genus of roundworms that are intestinal parasites in mammals, including humans.
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At farm X, where detailed information was available regarding pig husbandry, the timing of illness among the farm workers was consistent with acquisition of Ascaris infection from pigs.
These results show the potential of Cry5B to treat Ascaris infections in pigs and other livestock and to work effectively in the human gastrointestinal tract," says Urban.
Cecropin P1 and novel nematode cecropins: a bacteriainducible antimicrobial peptide family in the nematode Ascaris suum.
Intussusceptions due to Ascaris have also been reported [8, 9].
The infection with Ascaris lumbricoides is diagnosed by identifying the characteristic eggs in the stool of the infected person.
4) Certain areas of the country have large numbers of immigrants from regions where Ascaris infection is endemic, such as Central America and Asia.
The Ascaris egg may appear in 3 forms: fertilized, decorticated, or unfertilized.
3] In addition, ERCP can help diagnose biliary and pancreatic ascariasis, including Ascaris in the duodenum.
The discovery places Ascaris hemoglobin at an evolutionary junction between bacteria, whose hemoglobin destroys nitric oxide, and mammals and birds, whose hemoglobin delivers oxygen and possibly nitric oxide to tissues.
To the Editor: Ascaris lumbricoides/suum is a complex of closely related enteric roundworms that mainly infect humans and pigs (1).