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ascaris abdominal pain

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...
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...
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
Merdin Alparslan, Uslu Bora, Koçak Hüseyin, Dinçkan Ayhan, Süleymanlar Gültekin
PATIENT: Male, 28 FINAL DIAGNOSIS: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome Symptoms: Headache • pain around umblical region • seizures • visual disturbances MEDICATION: Mycophenolate mofetil Clinical Procedure: Treatment of parasitosis • antiepileptic treatment • control of hypertension • changing mycophenolate mofetil to everolimus Specialty: Transplantology. OBJECTIVE: Unusual or unexpected effect of treatment. BACKGROUND: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is characterized by reversible neurological findings with clinical hallmarks such as headache, confusion, seizures, cortical visual disturbances, and other focal neurological signs...
2013: American Journal of Case Reports
Pochamana Phisalprapa, Varayu Prachayakul
CONTEXT: Ascaris lumbricoides is one of the most common parasitic infestations of human gastrointestinal tract. This parasitic infestation might be asymptomatic and only few studies on extraintestinal ascariasis have been reported. Ascending cholangitis and acute pancreatitis as a result of the Ascaris lumbricoides migrating into the biliary system and pancreatic duct were very rare complications. Here, we presented a case report of biliary ascariasis induced acute pancreatitis with cholangitis without imaging supported in a patient coming from urban area...
January 2013: JOP: Journal of the Pancreas
Aine Keating, James Aidan Quigley, Al Frederick Genterola
Ascaris lumbricoides is one of the most prevalent parasitic infections, especially in developing countries. Its presence can lead to a multitude of presentations, one of the rarer ones being obstructive jaundice due to migration of the worm in to the biliary tree. We describe a case of a man who presented as an emergency to the general surgeons complaining of abdominal pain, fever, jaundice and vomiting. Ultrasound was used and the diagnosis of biliary ascariasis was made. The patient underwent surgery consisting of a cholecystectomy, common bile duct exploration and T-tube choledochostomy...
2012: BMJ Case Reports
K D Adoubryn, C G Kouadio-Yapo, J Ouhon, N A D Aka, F Bintto, A Assoumou
Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis are a global public health problem, especially among schoolchildren. The purpose of this study was to determine the overall and specific prevalences of intestinal helminth infection and to assess the clinical efficacy, tolerance, and safety of praziquantel and albendazole for treating it. A descriptive cross-sectional study based on random sampling with one degree of freedom was conducted from November 2006 to March 2007 in the primary schools of Biankouma, Côte d'Ivoire...
April 2012: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
Peiling Yap, Thomas Fürst, Ivan Müller, Susi Kriemler, Jürg Utzinger, Peter Steinmann
Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are common. Indeed, more than 1 billion people are affected, mainly in the developing world where poverty prevails and hygiene behavior, water supply, and sanitation are often deficient. Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, and the two hookworm species, Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus, are the most prevalent STHs. The estimated global burden due to hookworm disease, ascariasis, and trichuriasis is 22.1, 10.5, and 6.4 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), respectively...
2012: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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