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Ascariasis
Pathology
  • Pathology depends on the worm burden
  • Asymptomatic light infections are frequent
  • During the pulmonary phase: in some people there is an inflammatory response, blood eosinophilia and granulomatous reaction around the larvae
  • Intestinal phase: serious complications may occur in heavily infected children due to bowel obstruction

 

Sequelae of infection wirh Ascaris lumbricoides

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