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Ascaris lumbricoides causing infarction of the mesenteric lymph nodes and intestinal gangrene in a child: a case report

Author(s): Bhutia, Kincho Lhasong | Dey, Subhajeet | Singh, Varun | Gupta, Amlan

Journal: GMS German Medical Science
ISSN 1612-3174

Volume: 9;
Start page: Doc12;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Ascaris lumbricoides | infarction | lymph nodes | gangrene

Ascaris lumbricoides or round worm infestation is quite common in the developing world. It affects all age groups but is more common in children. Most of the cases remain asymptomatic. The usual presentation is an intestinal obstruction. The physicians should be aware of this condition and consider it in the differential diagnosis when faced with such a case. The rare fatal complications include bleeding, perforation and gangrene.
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