Read by QxMD icon Read

ascaris abdominal pain

Rosanna Qualizza, Laura M Losappio, Fabiana Furci
Background: Parasite infections stimulate total and specific IgE production that, in the case of Toxocara canis infection, corresponds to chronic allergic symptoms. There may also be other infections which have similar symptoms, such as Ascaris lumbricoides infection. Ascaris lumbricoides is a large nematode that causes abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating, anorexia and intermittent diarrhoea. Patients with ascaridiasis and high IgE levels may also have allergy-like symptoms such as asthma, urticaria and atopic dermatitis...
2018: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
Vlora Ismaili-Jaha, Halim Toro, Lidvana Spahiu, Mehmedali Azemi, Teuta Hoxha-Kamberi, Muharrem Avdiu, Shqipe Spahiu-Konjusha, Luan Jaha
BACKGROUND: Ascaris lumbricoides is one of the most common intestinal infections in developing countries, including Kosovo. In contrast to migration to the bile duct, migration of the worm to the gallbladder, due to the narrow and tortuous nature of the cystic duct, is rare. When it does occur, it incites acalculous cholecystitis. CASE PRESENTATIONS: This case series describes a 16-month-old Albanian girl, a 22-month-old Albanian girl, a 4-year-old Albanian girl, and a 10-year-old Albanian boy...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Erdal Uysal, Mehmet Dokur
BACKGROUND: Helminths sometimes require surgical or endoscopic intervention. Helminths may cause acute abdomen, mechanical intestinal obstruction, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, perforation, hepatitis, pancreatitis, and appendicitis. This study aimed to determine the surgical diseases that helminths cause and to gather, analyze the case reports, case series and original articles about this topic in literature. METHODS: This study was designed as a retrospective observational study...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
Ming Cai, Ji Cheng, Wei Li, Xiaoming Shuai, Jinbo Gao, Kailin Cai, Jiliang Wang, Jie Bai, Colin Rog, Guobin Wang, Kaixiong Tao
RATIONALE: Ascariasis is an endemic parasitic disease caused by Ascaris lumbricoides, which severely burdens the healthcare system as well as harms the personal life quality, especially among less developed regions. Biliary ascariasis is a critical complication of intestinal ascariasis with painful and life-threatening manifestations. The exploration of proper strategies as its medical interventions remains largely controversial. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 16 year-old patient complained of abdominal pain and yellow sclera...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Juan David Ramírez, Carolina Flórez, Mario Olivera, María Consuelo Bernal, Julio Cesar Giraldo
Blastocystis is a common enteric protist colonizing probably more than 1 billion people with a large variety of non-human hosts. Remarkable genetic diversity has been observed, leading to the subdivision of the genus into multiple subtypes (ST), some of which are exclusively found in non-human hosts. The aim of this study was to determine the distribution of Blastocystis STs/18S alleles in symptomatic (abdominal pain, anal pruritus, diarrhea, headache, nauseas and/or vomit) and asymptomatic children from nine geographical regions of Colombia...
2017: PloS One
Maryam Hassan Esfehani, Abdolhadi Jahanshahi, Amirhossein Karimi
Ascariasis lumbricoides is the most common soil-transmitted helminth worldwide and most often is asymptomatic, although it can present with abdominal pain, malabsorption and growth failure, complete or partial obstraction in small bowel and biliary system and etc. Accidental encounters with ascaris during emergent abdominal surgeries are very rare and have been reported in less than a handful of papers. In this report, we describe this rare event from a country with low prevalence of this infection, and then review the literatures and clarify the possible challenges for surgeons during operation and postoperative follow-up...
July 2016: Chirurgia
Muhammad Waqas Khan, Sanniya Khan Ghauri
Ascariasis is a common infestation in developing countries where there is poor hygiene. A majority of the cases are asymptomatic, with a few cases presenting with mild abdominal pain and nutritional deficiencies in the long term. Here we present a case of a young boy who presented as a diagnostic dilemma, with signs of acute intestinal obstruction without any supporting radiological evidence. A barium study revealed the presence of low-burden Ascaris infestation that was managed medically.
2016: International Journal of General Medicine
Olusola Adetunji Oyedeji, Ebun Adejuyigbe, Samuel Olorunyomi Oninla, Abiodum Akeem Akindele, Samuel Adeyinka Adedokun, Efeturi Agelebe
BACKGROUND: Intestinal parasitoses are common amongst people living in developing countries. They may impact negatively on the growth and health of immune competent children. There is paucity of information on the association between HIV and intestinal parasitoses in African children. OBJECTIVE: To identify the intestinal infections responsible for infections in HIV infected children and document characteristics of HIV infected children at a Nigerian teaching hospital...
November 2015: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Deepak Sundriyal, Satish Bansal, Naveen Kumar, Navneet Sharma
Ascariasis is caused by Ascaris lumbricoides. It is the most common helminthic infection seen worldwide. Ascariasis is an endemic disease in our country. This is due to the prevailing poor sanitary conditions and low level of education. Biliary ascariasis is an uncommon cause of obstructive jaundice. We report a case of biliary ascariasis in a young labourer who presented with acute abdominal pain.
March 2015: Oxford Medical Case Reports
Dominic Pimenta, Naghum Dawood
A 46-year-old previously fit and well man, travelled to Jhelum, Pakistan for 6 weeks in early 2015. Four weeks after returning to the UK, he developed sudden onset epigastric pain, vomiting and fever. C reactive protein was 232 mg/L and amylase was 2061 U/L. He was treated conservatively as pancreatitis, with peripancreatic streaking and left colic gutter fluid on a CT abdominal scan. He was discharged and later attended the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, after coughing up an 8 cm male ascaris worm. He was treated for acute ascariasis infection, complicated by resolved mild-moderate pancreatitis, a common complication in the developing world but rarely seen among travellers...
August 3, 2015: BMJ Case Reports
Angel Medina Andrade, Yeudiel Perez, Cecilia Lopez, Stephanie Serrano Collazos, Alejandro Medina Andrade, Grecia Ortiz Ramirez, Laura Medina Andrade
Ascaris lumbricoides infection affects approximately 1.5 billion people globally. Children with environmental and socio-economic risk factors are more susceptible to infestation, with serious complications such as intestinal obstruction (IO), volvulus, intussusception, and intestinal necrosis.We present the case of a 3-year-old girl who arrived at emergency department with abdominal pain and diarrhea for the last 3 days. The previous day she took an unspecified anthelmintic. Symptoms worsened with vomiting and diarrhea, with expulsion of roundworms through mouth and anus...
April 2015: Medicine (Baltimore)
Pokhraj Prakashchandra Suthar, Rajkumar Prakashbhai Doshi, Chetan Mehta, Khyati P Vadera
A 10-year-old child presented with dull aching periumbilical abdominal pain for 15 days. The child was not gaining weight despite a good appetite. Physical examination of the child revealed grade-I protein energy malnourishment (PEM) according to IAP (Indian Academic of Paediatrics) classification. The rest of the systemic examination was normal. Routine blood investigation revealed anaemia with eosinophilia. Abdominal ultrasonography did not show any abnormality with curvilinear transducer (3.5-5 MHz), however, linear ultrasound transducer (7...
March 12, 2015: BMJ Case Reports
L S Babinets', Iu V Droniak, K O Pliashko, A I Babinets'
The of antihelmintic preparation albendazole using in the complex treatment of patients with chronic pancreatitis with the concomitant ascaridosis was promote regression of clinical demonstration of basic and concomitant diseases (P < 0.05). Options of coprogram and the structural state of pancreas from data of ultrasonography in marks by Marseille-Cambridge classification of chronic pancreatitis, after the conducted treatment became the better (P < 0.05), that established expedience of the use of albendazole in complex treatment of patients with a chronic pancreatitis with a concomitant ascaridosis...
November 2014: Likars'ka Sprava
Zain Majid, Irfan Masood, Muhammad Taqi Pirzada
Around the world, Ascaris lumbricoides is the most common helminthic infection. We describe the case of a 25-year-old woman, known to have had Ascaris infestation, presenting with abdominal pain, constipation and jaundice together with fever and tachycardia. There was tenderness in the right hypochondrium and liver function tests confirmed cholestatic jaundice. An abdominal ultrasound showed multiple linear echogenic foci in the distal small intestine along with cholelithiasis and a thick-walled gall bladder with a single stone compressing the common bile duct (Mirizzi syndrome)...
April 2015: Tropical Doctor
S Poongodi Alias Lakshmi, N Palaniappan, A Arunagiri
One of the most common parasitic infections in humans is ascariasis. While most infectionsare asymptomatic, mild to moderate symptoms may occur due to migration of adult worms. The frequency of single worm infection seems to be increasing. Ascaris eggs are not found in the faeces of most cases infected with a single worm because it is an immature male or female. Diagnosis of such single worm infection is challenging.
September 2013: Journal of the Indian Medical Association
Damodar Paudel, Myo Nyein Aung, Bindhya Sharma, Thin Nyein Nyein Aung, Saiyud Moolphate
OBJECTIVE: To find out the scenario of intestinal parasitic infestation in combatants and their families in the setting of Mid-Western Regional Police Hospital (MWRPH), Nepal. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: All 2005 patients presented with the complaint of abdominal pain, diarrhoea, frequent defecation, blood in stool, or black stool from August 2007 to February 2011 were offered a stool examination. About 10g of fresh stool was collected in a clean, dry bottle...
May 2014: Global Journal of Health Science
Sachin Khanduri, Umesh C Parashari, Deepak Agrawal, Samarjit Bhadury
Ascariasis of the gallbladder is a very rare presentation. We report a case of a 15-year-old boy who presented with complaints of pain in the abdomen, vomiting, pruritus, and fever on-and-off for 10 days. On radiological examination, an ultrasonography of the abdomen showed a dilated gallbladder with multiple linear echogenic, tubular, parallel lines inside the lumen of the gallbladder, common bile duct and intrahepatic biliary radicles. The zigzag and coiling movement of a worm was noted in the lumen of the gallbladder on real time B-mode ultrasonography...
January 2014: Tropical Doctor
Giuseppe Salamone, Jenny Atzeni, Antonino Agrusa, Gaspare Gulotta
AIM: Abdominal cocoon is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction usually diagnosed incidentally at laparotomy. It manifests by forming a membrane that typically encases the small bowel loops, leading to mechanical obstruction. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult. The etiology of this condition is not well understood; however, it is a form of chronic irritation and inflammation. METHOD: A 33 years old male, from Bangladesh, presented to our emergency department complaining of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting...
2013: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
Jessica K Heimes, Stephen Waller, Mojtaba Olyee, Timothy M Schmitt
BACKGROUND: Biliary ascariasis is a common problem in Third World countries and other underdeveloped areas of the world. Ascaris lumbricoides migrates into the biliary tree, where it is apparent commonly on diagnostic imaging. We present a unique case of a patient with chronic right upper quadrant abdominal pain, massive hepatolithiasis, and stricture of a previous hepaticojejunostomy in whom ascariasis was found. METHODS: A 28-year-old female presented to the emergency department with right upper quadrant abdominal pain, syncope, and seizure-like activity...
October 2013: Surgical Infections
Nihal Doğan, Nazmiye Ulkü Koçman
It is known that infections caused by intestinal protozoa and helminths affect over 3.5 million people worldwide. In this case report, a patient with complaints of stomach ache for a long time who received thermal treatment is presented. During this thermal treatment, diarrhoea occurred and multiparasitism was diagnosed with two helminths; pseudoparasitism and multiprotozoa, simultaneously. Stool samples were collected from the patient on three consecutive days and one day after the treatment. All of the samples were prepared with formalin-ether sedimentation techniques after macroscopic and direct microscopic investigation...
2013: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"