Doctors for Ascariasis in Club Road, Hubli-Dharwad
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Ascariasis is an infection that is caused in the gastrointestinal band due to the presence and growth of round worms. The roundworms may enter the patient’s body through ingestion or dirty drinking water and food that has been exposed to nearby fecal waste. The infection caused by this parasitic worm can cause symptoms like choking, coughing, wheezing, shallow breath, and vomiting.
HOW IS ASCARIASIS DIAGNOSED?
During the early stages people may not experience any symptoms. Gastroenterologists may order for blood and stool tests. X-ray screening may also be done for confirming diagnosis. Other imaging tests like CT scan, ultrasound and endoscopy enable more accurate diagnosis of the number of worms and their locations.
HOW IS ASCARIASIS TREATED?
Ascariasis is usually treated with a round of antiparasitic drugs. For severe manifestations, surgical removal of the roundworms may be needed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Intestinal blockage can occur due to this condition.