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Intestinal Nematodes: Ascariasis

Show simple item record Bundy, D.A.P. en de Silva, N.R. en Appleby, L.J. en Brooker, S.J. en 2020-07-28T09:52:01Z en 2020-07-28T09:52:01Z en 2020 en
dc.identifier.citation Bundy, D.A P.,de Silva, N.R., Appleby, L.J. Brooker, S.J. Intestinal nematodes : Ascariasis In: Ryan, E. T., Hill, D.R., Solomon, T., Aronson, N.E., editors. Hunter's Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases. 10th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2020. p. 840-844 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-323-55512-8 en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description Book Chapter en_US
dc.description.abstract Ascariasis is the most prevalent human helminth infection, with an estimated 819 million infections worldwide. Transmission primarily occurs in warm, tropical climates that lack water and sanitation facilities and have poor hygiene. Worms inhabit the small intestine, and morbidity is related to worm burden. A small proportion of the infected population harbors the majority of worms, with intense infection most common in school-age children, and intensity and prevalence declining to a low level throughout adulthood. School-age children are therefore the targets for school-based community control efforts in large-scale treatment campaigns. Light infections can affect growth and development, whereas, due to the size of the worms, heavier worm burdens can result in intestinal obstruction, particularly in young children. Treatment with mebendazole or albendazole is efficacious, with cure rates of >90% commonly achieved. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.subject Helminthiasis en_US
dc.subject Ascariasis en
dc.subject Ascaridida Infections en
dc.title Intestinal Nematodes: Ascariasis en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US

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