A 27-year-old female asked:
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if a person had worms would abnormalities show up in regular blood work?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Mostly no.: If by worms you mean, intestinal worms, these usually do not cause blood work problems; some worms may cause increase in eosinophil type of blood cells, and others may be associated with increased ige levels. Other changes depend on the type of worm, and worm-load and may result in anemia, blood in stools, malabsorption etc.
Answered on May 24, 2013

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