Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

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

An unusual case of fever and abdominal pain


Arundhati G Diwan, Varsha S Dabadghao, TA Najeeb, Priti Dave 
 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
India

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«SQ»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.


How to cite this article:
Diwan AG, Dabadghao VS, Najeeb T A, Dave P. An unusual case of fever and abdominal pain.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2012;5:265-267


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Diwan AG, Dabadghao VS, Najeeb T A, Dave P. An unusual case of fever and abdominal pain. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Dec 5 ];5:265-267
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