PMID: 11213951Feb 24, 2001

Pancreatitis due to Ascaris lumbricoides: second occurrence after 2 years

Southern Medical Journal
J A Shad, Y R Lee

Abstract

Pancreatitis is a common disease in the United States, with the most likely etiologies being biliary tract disease and alcohol use. Infections with parasites such as Ascaris lumbricoides comprise a small percentage of pancreatitis cases in the United States, but they are a common etiology in developing countries. In the United States, the incidence of pancreatic and biliary ascariasis has been increasing because of the migration of people from endemic countries, as well as increased travel by Americans to such countries. Patients treated for this roundworm can have reinvasion for the same reasons. We report the case of a patient with two episodes of pancreatitis due to A. lumbricoides 2 years apart.

Citations

Jul 14, 2006·Current Gastroenterology Reports·Theodore W Schafer, Amer Skopic
Apr 25, 2006·Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology·Michal PlodrAlexander Ferko
Jan 27, 2007·Current Infectious Disease Reports·Theodore W Schafer, Amer Skopic
Sep 28, 2016·World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG·Mohammad S KhurooMehnaaz S Khuroo
Jun 25, 2003·Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases·John Horton

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