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June 25th, 2013

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Ascaris - Symptoms

Ascaris - one of the most common types of intestinal parasites, infection which in most cases entails ascariasis, accompanied by some very unpleasant symptoms.

Enough common parasitic disease is ascariasis. Ascaris symptoms vary depending on what stage of the disease occurs. It is of fundamental importance, as different stages of development of Ascaris differ in clinical course. The most difficult runs in the development of disease complications, such as bowel obstruction or askaridoznoy appendicitis, peritonitis.

After infection Ascaris for a certain period of time no signs of infestation is observed - in the human body is too little parasites. Penetrating into the body, under the influence of the acidic environment in the gastrointestinal tract are disclosed parasite eggs and larvae penetrate the tissue where develop into adults. When roundworm begin to multiply, and their number is increasing, there are the first signs of infestation.

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In most cases, one of the first consequences of Ascaris infestation gets indigestion. Characteristic symptoms of infestation - pain or cramping in the abdomen, caused by contact of the parasite with intestinal mucosa. Most of the time it's a dull pain or discreet. Another clear symptom of infection Ascaris - loose stools or melena (black semi-liquid stool, indicating the internal gastrointestinal bleeding). Periodically, there are bouts of nausea.

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Worsening symptoms

Breeding in one intestine, roundworm causes gradual worsening of symptoms. With increasing number of intestinal parasites observed weight loss, acute abdominal pain Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms  Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
   and more frequent bouts of nausea and sometimes causes vomiting. Ascaris can go to vomit.

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The defeat of the respiratory tract

In some cases, migrating larvae of Ascaris penetrate into the lungs, multiply in the tissues of these organs and causing a person otyshku cough. The characteristic symptom of lung lesions parasites - wheezing or wheezing.

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Other symptoms

If the larvae of parasites enter the bloodstream, the infection spreads throughout the body. Characteristic symptoms of the condition - the pain and discomfort in muscles, swelling of the face. In some cases, the infestation is frequent headaches, high fever, sensitivity to light or even acute conjunctivitis. Symptoms depend on the body's response to infection with Ascaris.

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The difference between the stages of the disease

During the first six to eight weeks after infection develops human migration stage. During this period, the specific symptoms are absent in most cases, so the diagnosis can be made only based on the detection of antibodies to the parasite in the blood or directly larvae in sputum. Larvae of Ascaris have on the body sensitizing, mechanical impact, clinical manifestations which may include the following symptoms:

  • symptoms of respiratory infection ("mask" ARI)
  • symptoms of bronchitis

In the future, the infectious agent causes the formation of intestinal symptoms, so this step is called intestinal. Already adult ascarids directly parasitize the small intestine, providing a variety of effects on the body. Do patients have decreased appetite, nausea, upset his chair, various vegegativnye violations in the form of dizziness, headache, general weakness, fatigue, poor sleep Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
 . The most common symptoms of the disease can be called pain. The pains are cramping in nature and is most often localized in the epigastric, umbilical region. The permanent character of the pain is less common.

Intestinal phase separated into shapes (gastrointestinal, hypotonic, neurological form). Determined this division severity of clinical manifestations. Common symptoms of toxic-allergic, as well as neuro-reflex response should be considered when handling patient complaints as ascariasis often takes place under the "guise" of various diseases. If symptomatic hypotension leading form in ascariasis are weakness and low blood pressure, it can be a mistake to put the diagnosis of vascular dystonia, and the pathogen is successfully reproduce in the body. An important diagnostic factor in this case is a laboratory diagnosis by which the exciter is detected in the investigation of blood or secretion, such as sputum.

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Complicated course option

Most adverse effects in ascariasis can be observed in the case of complications of the disease. Symptoms of clinical complications will vary depending on the localization of the pathological process. Ascaris can cause intestinal obstruction occurs when a ball closing the intestinal lumen of Ascaris. The patient developed vomiting, and the vomit found in the roundworm. Directly tangle of Ascaris can well be determined by palpation as a mobile "tumor."

One of the complications can be ascariasis liver or pancreas Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know  Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know
 . It noted the development of symptoms of jaundice, clinical acute pancreatitis, which requires the adoption of urgent measures. When unfavorable course of the disease can form an abscess Abscess - why it is so dangerous ulcers?  Abscess - why it is so dangerous ulcers?
   liver or below the diaphragm (subdiaphragmatic abscess). Ascaris have the ability to penetrate the respiratory tract, crawling. At the close of the airways develops asphyxia, which should be attributed to the mechanical version. Complicated options ascaridosis require surgery, especially in the case of such complications that can threaten the patient's life. So threatening complication is peritonitis due to perforation of the intestinal wall or the organ, where a pathogen. If parasites are the cause of appendicitis, then the failure to provide timely medical care it can happen perforation, leading to perforation peritonitis.