Ascaris lumbricoides Quiz

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Where in the human body are Ascaris lumbricoides adults found as a complication?


How are Ascaris lumbricoides eggs typically transmitted to humans?

Ingestion of raw vegetables or water polluted with mature eggs

How long does it take for Ascaris lumbricoides eggs to become infective on the soil?

2 weeks

What is the club-shaped structure present in Ascaris worms?


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Ascaris lumbricoides Infection

  • Ascaris lumbricoides adults are found in the small intestine as a complication in the human body.
  • Ascaris lumbricoides eggs are typically transmitted to humans through the ingestion of contaminated food, water, or soil.
  • It takes around 2-4 weeks for Ascaris lumbricoides eggs to become infective on the soil.
  • The club-shaped structure present in Ascaris worms is the ventricular appendix, which is a distinct feature of these parasites.

Test your knowledge about the Giant Intestinal Nematode, Ascaris lumbricoides, its life cycle, and transmission. Learn about its presence in human feces, vomitus, sputum, and its common occurrence in children.

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