Definition of ascariasis in English:


Line breaks: as¦car|ia¦sis
Pronunciation: /ˌaskəˈrʌɪəsɪs


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Infection of the intestine with ascarids (parasitic nematode worms).
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    • Primary common bile duct stones are more common in Asian populations because of the increased prevalence of flukes and parasitic infections, such as clonorchiasis, fascioliasis and ascariasis.
    • Their results indicate that the cellular immune responses needed to protect against TB and HIV, are impaired by ascariasis and other helminthic infections.
    • In the United States, ascariasis is the third most common helminth infection (exceeded only by hookworm and whipworm infections).

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