Gallbladder Perforation Due to Ascaris lumbricoides in a Preg-nant Woman and 6 Year Old Girl from Afghanistan: Case Re-port

  • Sayed Hussain MOSAWI Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran AND Medical Sciences Research Center, Ghalib University, Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Abdolhossein DALIMI Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
  • Mohammad Ali CHARKHI Department of Pediatric Surgery, Indira Gandhi Institute for Child Health, Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Omer BAARAE Department of Surgery, Isteqlal Hospital for Adult Health, Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Amanullah DARMAN Department of Pediatric Surgery, Indira Gandhi Institute for Child Health, Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Moqadas MOSAVI Department of Surgery, Isteqlal Hospital for Adult Health, Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Mohammad WALI BARYAL Faculty of Medicine, Khatam Al-Nabieen University, Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Hela STANIKZAI Faculty of Medicine, Khatam Al-Nabieen University, Kabul, Afghanistan
Keywords: Ascaris lumbricoides, Gallbladder, Pregnancy, Afghanistan

Abstract

Ascariasis is an important and prevalent geo-helminth infection, especially in underdeveloped countries such as Afghanistan, where public health problems and devastation of hygienic infrastructures usually lead to the higher incidence of the infection. Here, we report two cases of intestinal obstruction that accompanied with biliary ascariasis due to Ascaris lumbercoides in pregnant women and a 6-year-old girl from Afghanistan. Biliary ascariasis can be associated with cystic duct obstruction, gallbladder dilation, acute cholecystitis, acute cholangitis, obstructive jaundice, and biliary colic.

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Published
2019-09-23
How to Cite
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MOSAWI SH, DALIMI A, CHARKHI MA, BAARAE O, DARMAN A, MOSAVI M, WALI BARYAL M, STANIKZAI H. Gallbladder Perforation Due to Ascaris lumbricoides in a Preg-nant Woman and 6 Year Old Girl from Afghanistan: Case Re-port. Iran J Parasitol. 14(3):477-481.
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