An Unusual Case of Acute Abdomen: Intestinal Ascariasis: Case Report and Literature Review

Ashaur Azhar, Rebecca Ann Lillis
2019 American Journal of Infectious Diseases  
Ascariasis is uncommon in United States of America but can be seen in immigrants and travelers. It can present with intestinal complications. We present a case of acute suppurative appendicitis with bowel perforation. Interestingly and unexpected, worms were palpated in the intestine in the operating room. Later, an adult Ascaris worm was identified in nasogastric tube canister. During hospitalization, a contrastbased computed tomographic scan revealed impressive finding of contrast filling
more » ... cts in stomach and small intestine of the patient indicating the adult worms. The patient was treated with Ivermectin.
doi:10.3844/ajidsp.2019.99.102 fatcat:ym5usntinjggpj5l4ydtkh5b5y