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How do ascaris lumbes. come out of body?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Mouth,Nose,Rectum: Occasionally adult worms come out the mouth, nose or rectum. Most infected persons are asymptomatic with worms in the small intestines.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff commented
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Have seen Ascaris come out through the eardrum, nose, coughed up, and can cause appencitis, acute obstruction of common and hepatic ducts, pancreatic duct. Can go anywhere connected to the GI tract
Mar 12, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Ascaris lumbricoides: Ascaris Lumbicoides primarily leave the body through the recturm. However they can also leave via mouth or nose. Dr. Raff provided examples of rares modes of exit as well.
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