Askariasis Sebagai Penyakit Cacing Yang Perlu Diingat Kembali
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Ascariasis is one of intestinal worm. This infections caused by Ascaris lumbricoides or often called as ringworm. This worm infection is still important health problem of peoples in developing countries, including Indonesia. The worm existing in intestinal of patient will result in physiological disbalance, local iritation thus it also disturbs the peristaltic movement and absorption of food. This worm can also migrate to certain organs such as abdominal, oesophagus, mouth, nose,bronchus and it can block the respiratory and digestive tracts. The infection can occur by medium soil as intermediater and called as soil transmited helminth (STH), the invasion of infective egg into the mouth or respiratory tract along with food and drinking contaminated, and inhaled with polluted air. Infective egg of worm will penetrate the blood vessels to enter the blood stream. The prevention can be particularly personal hygiene and family through some activities such as to not use the leteer as fertilizer of plants, washing the hand by soap before and after eating some food, cook the food and vegetables perfectly.