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Ascariasis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Ascariasis
Tree Number(s)
C01.610.335.508.700.100.070
Unique ID
D001196
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001196
Annotation
nematode infect caused by ASCARIS; do not confuse with ACARIASIS, mite infestation or ASCARIDIASIS, infection with ASCARIDIA; coord IM with species (IM)
Scope Note
Infection by nematodes of the genus ASCARIS. Ingestion of infective eggs causes diarrhea and pneumonitis. Its distribution is more prevalent in areas of poor sanitation and where human feces are used for fertilizer.
Entry Term(s)
Ascaris Infection
NLM Classification #
WC 870
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Ascariasis Preferred
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