Geographic distribution: South America...
Gastrointestinal symptoms include the following:
In the chronic phase, ascariasis is associated with the following:
400 mg, single dose
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends 200 mg single dose for children <1 year old.
100 mg, b.i.d. for 3 days or 50...
Treatment is highly effective.
Reexamination of stool specimens 2 weeks after therapy can be considered but is not essential.
Reinfection is common in endemic areas...
American Academy of Pediatrics. Ascaris lumbricoides infections. In: Kimberlin DW, Brady MT, Jackson MA, et al, eds. Red Book: 2015 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. ...
B77.9 Ascariasis, unspecified
B77.0 Ascariasis with intestinal complications
B77.81 Ascariasis pneumonia
B77.89 Ascariasis with other complications
Q: What are the long-term effects of untreated Ascaris infection in children?
A: Growth stunting and cognitive delays are the most common long-term effects of untreated infections. Given the preval...
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