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Title: Ascaris infection amongst the Gurkhas
Author: Thapar, Daya Ram
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1930
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• 1. That the incidence of Ascariasis is higher in countries where food and water supply is not controlled and protected. • 2. That this infection is commoner in rural areas, than in the cities, on account of negligence of disposal of excrement and prevalence of flies. • 3. That the incidence is much higher amongst the children. • 4. That mild infections of Ascaris lumbricoides, produce but few symptoms and may remain latent; patient feeling well and active. • 5. That in a community, heavily infested with Ascaris lumbricoides, it is responsible for a good deal of chest diseases particularly amongst the children. • 6. That relative increase in the eosinophiles is a constant feature even in slight infections; and well marked in moderate and heavy ones. • 7. That average infections of Ascaris lumbricoides do produce certain amount of destruction of blood, and in heavy infections there is marked anaemia. • 8. That most of the infected cases have an icteric tinge in their conjunctivae. • 9. That besides causing Obstructive Jaundice, ascariasis may produce haemolytic jaundice due to blood destruction. • 10. That the eosinophl increase is not in direct proportion to the degree of infection, but rather to the duration of infection. • 11. That the loss of haemoglobin is comparable to the increase in the number of eosinophiles. • 12. That the anaemia and relative eosinophyilia is in proportion tóthe extent of toxaemia, rather than to the number of worms present inside the host. • 13. That the treatment soon alters the blood picture eosinophile count returning to normal within two or three weeks. • 14. That an examination of stools is essential, to exclude this infection, when dealing with acute abdominal cases and other clinical conditions simulated' by ascariasis.
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