What Are The Diseases Caused By Aschelminthes?


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Aschelminthes (round worm) are found in most aquatic habitats, in wet soil, in damp tissues of plants and in the body fluids and tissues of animals. Aschelminthes is important from the point of view of its parasites of which it has a great variety causing some very serious disease in man and plants.

Ascaris lumbricoides is an intestinal parasite of man.
Entrobius vermicularis commonly known as pi worm is cosmopolitan but more common in Europe and America. Pinworms are parasites in the human caecum, colon and appendix resulting in insomnia and loss of appetite.

Acyclostoma dudenale is commonly known as hook worm. It is a parasite of human small intestine in Asia, North Africa and Europe. It is a very dangerous because it holds the villi of intestine and sucks blood and body fluid. During feeding they produce an anticoagulant to prevent clotting of blood and after feeding leave the wound bleeding. In children it can cause sever anemia and retard physical and mental growth

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