Case Report

Gallbladder Perforation Due to Ascaris lumbricoides in a Pregnant Woman and 6 Year Old Girl from Afghanistan: Case Report


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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SectionCase Report(s)
Ascaris lumbricoides Gallbladder Pregnancy Afghanistan

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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 Pregnant Woman and 6 Year Old Girl from Afghanistan: Case Report. Iran J Parasitol. 2019;14(3):477-481.