Worm infestation - ascariasis

Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty

Presentation

abdominal discomfort

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female
Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy findings:

  • linear lucent area noted in the ileum
  • follow up images show the linear lucency filling up with barium 
Annotated image

Yellow arrow indicates worm

Red arrow indicates barium filled worm

Case Discussion

Case of intestinal ascariasis

  • infection with the Ascaris lumbricoides adult worm
  • treatment with oral administration of a single 400-mg dose of albendazole is usually successful.
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Case information

rID: 28757
Case created: 10th Apr 2014
Last edited: 9th Oct 2016
Tag: shetty
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