What are the main symptoms of the pulmonary and of the intestinal phases of the ascaris infestation?

10 months ago

In the pulmonary phase the ascaris infestation causes cough, hemoptysis, dyspnea, fever, fatigue and may cause a special kind of pneumonia called eosinophilic pneumonia. In the intestinal phase the symptoms are due to spoliation of nutrients of the host and thus hunger and weight loss may appear. Masses of ascaris inside the bowels can cause severe intestinal obstruction. 

Dipti KC
Jun 7, 2023
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