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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 265-267

An unusual case of fever and abdominal pain


Department of Medicine, Bharati Vidyapeeth University Medical College, Pune, India

Correspondence Address:
Varsha S Dabadghao
C/O Air CMDE, SV Dabadghao, F 5/10, Salunke Vihar, Kondhwa Road, Pune-411 022, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.98635

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Ascariasis is one of the commonest parasitic infestations in tropical countries. Main symptoms are pain in abdomen, weight loss, diarrhea and passage of worms in stool. If acute, it may present as intestinal obstruction, perforation, cholangitis, appendicitis and pancreatitis. The incidence of hepato-biliary ascariasis is probably underestimated. We report a case which presented to us with fever, abdominal pain and weight loss of a month's duration, mimicking abdominal tuberculosis. On investigations, patient was found to have ascariasis of gall bladder, terminal ileum, caecum and appendix, causing simultaneous inflammation of all these structures.


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