Gangrene intestine caused by Ascaris lumbricoides; report of 5 cases in children

Pathology, Research and Practice
Vibha KawatraNita Khurana

Abstract

Ascaris infestation in the gastrointestinal tract is well known in Asian countries. It can be asymptomatic or can present with symptoms of acute abdomen. Perforation and torsion with gangrene are its very rare fatal complications but an important cause of mortality in children. Although ascariasis is very rare in developed countries, clinicians should consider this potentially dangerous, yet treatable, infection in the differential diagnosis of acute abdomen. We herein report a series of five cases of intestinal gangrene secondary to extensive infestation by Ascaris lumbricoides in children aged 1-4 years.

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Citations

Oct 13, 2018·Journal of Surgical Case Reports·Gabriel Alejandro MolinaMaría Mercedes Cobo
Sep 17, 2014·World Journal of Emergency Medicine·Quan-Yue LiChuan-Nong Zhou

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Ascariasis
Gangrene
Intestines
Ascaris lumbricoides
Abdomen
Ascariasis
Ascaris lumbricoides
Complication
Differential Diagnosis
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