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Ascariasis Summary

Description: 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.

Also Known As: Ascariases

Networked: 445 relevant articles (24 outcomes, 37 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Ascariasis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Albendazole (Albenza) : 10 outcomes 3 studies in 26 results : FDA 1
  2. Mebendazole (Vermin) : 9 outcomes 3 studies in 28 results : FDA 2
  3. Pyrantel : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 11 results : IBA
  4. Levamisole (Decaris) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 20 results : FDA 1
  5. Praziquantel (Biltricide) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 4 results : FDA 1
  6. Pyrantel Pamoate (Pyrantel Embonate) : 2 outcomes in 12 results : IBA
  7. oxantel : 2 outcomes in 4 results : IBA
  8. piperazine : 1 outcome 5 studies in 64 results : IBA
  9. Tetramisole : 1 outcome 5 studies in 19 results : IBA
  10. Anthelmintics : 1 outcome 2 studies in 5 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Ascariasis

  1. Trichuriasis
  2. Ancylostomiasis
  3. Infection
  4. Hymenolepiasis
  5. Enterobiasis
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Key Therapies for Ascariasis

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  1. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 1 outcome in 7 results
  2. Enema (Enemas) : 1 outcome in 1 result
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 1 study in 13 results
  4. Cholecystectomy : 17 results
  5. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy : 3 results
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