INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION BY ASCARIS LUMBRICOIDES IN A 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL: A CASE REPORT IN SOUTH-WEST NIGERIA.

O J Adepoju , AO Sado , TA Lawal

Available online Jul 11, 2018.

[ Report ] Volume 26, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 294-296


Abstract

Ascaris lumbricoides is the most common intestinal helminth parasitizing human beings. Infestation with the worm is commonly seen in developing countries, however, with improvement in sanitary conditions, surgical sequelae is becoming quite rare. We present a case of a 10-year-old female who had intestinal obstruction from worm infestation, reviewed the literature and highlighted the need to consider the differential diagnosis in a patient who presents with similar clinical features in developing countries. 


Keywords

Ascaris lumbricoides , Infestation,

July - September, 2017

Volume 26 | Issue 3

Page Nos. 294-296

Online since Oct 9, 2017

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