HELMENTHIC INFESTATION PRESENTING AS CHOLECYSTITIS
AbstractHelminthic infestation is a common health problem in our country. Its prevalence depends onclimate, socio-economic, unhygienic conditions and basic health education. Several surveysregarding the incidence of worm infestation in various countries of the world are available. InBangladesh slum, over 80% of the population have one or more parasites.1 In some parts of India,Ascaris infection has been reported upto 95%.2 In Pakistan the prevalence of parasites in diarrhealdisease was found to be 71%, with a high rate of Giardia lambilia.3Many of the worms have been associated with malnutrition. Beside malnutrition a variety ofother problems have been reported as a result of worm infestation. These include recurrent diarrhoeaand vomiting, malabsorption, appendicitis, respiratory infections, intestinal obstruction andhepatomegaly.We present two case reports which were admitted for obstructive jaundice and afterinvestigation they were diagnosed as infestation by Ascaris lambricoides obstructing bill duct.
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