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Pancreatitis secondary to Ascaris Lumbricoides: A case series analysis

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Authors: Ab hameed Raina, Ghulam Nabi Yattoo, Feroz Ahmad Wani, Reyaz Ahmad Para, Khaild Hamid Changal, Arshed Hussain Parry
Int J Med Res Health Sci. 2013;2(3):673- 677 |  DOI:10.5958/j.2319-5886.2.3.053

ABSTRACTAscaris lumbricoides infestations are endemic in tropical countries. Ascaris lumbricoides is the second most common intestinal parasite world-wide and, although the infection can be asymptomatic, in some cases it can present with complications, such as acute pancreatitis. Pancreatitis secondary to ascaris is more common in females. We describe three cases who presented with Ascaris lumbricoides-induced acute pancreatitis and all of them were females and were diagnosed on ultrasonography. In two patients the sphicterotomy was done while in third patient the worm came out after two days of conservative management.

Keywords: Pancreatitis, Ascaris Lumbricoides, Ultrasonography, Tropical countries

 

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