Ascariasis: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

Ascariasis Causes Risk factors Symptoms Complications Diagnosis Treatments Outlook What is ascariasis? Ascariasis is an infection of the small intestine caused by Ascaris lumbricoides (A. lumbricoides), which is a species of roundworm. Roundworms are a type of parasitic worm. Infections caused by roundworms are fairly common. Ascariasis is the most common roundworm infection. About 10 percent of the developing world …