Ascaris

Ascaris is a large roundworm that infects the digestive tract, lungs, and other organs of the body. The Ascaris worm causes diarrhea and abdominal cramping, and in severe infections, the worms can clump together, blocking the intestines.

Last Updated: September 11, 2008

Author: Debby Golonka, MPH

Medical Review: Michael J. Sexton, MD - Pediatrics & Donald Sproule, MD, CM, CCFP, FCFP - Family Medicine

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