Ascariasis is a common infestation in developing countries where there is poor hygiene. A majority of the cases are asymptomatic, with a few cases presenting with mild abdominal pain and nutritional deficiencies in the long term. Here we present a case of a young boy who presented as a diagnostic dilemma, with signs of acute intestinal obstruction without any supporting radiological evidence. A barium study revealed the presence of low-burden Ascaris infestation that was managed medically.
International Journal of General Medicine
Khan, M. W.,
Ghauri, S. K.
(2016). Small bowel Ascaris infestation: a diagnostic challenge. International Journal of General Medicine, 9, 99-101.
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