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Ascaris


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

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Last RevisedSeptember 2, 2010

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