Ascaris Lumbricoides

The answer to yesterday's Image Challenge was #1 - Ascariasis

Ascaris lumbricoides worms were causing intestinal obstruction in this child from Kenya.  After the intestine blockage was removed, the child recovered.

Ascariasis is a disease caused by roundworms.  The parasite, Ascaris lumbricoides  is one of the most common infections in the world and it affects up to one fourth of the worlds


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