Ascaris lumbricoides infestation as a cause of intestinal obstruction in children: experience with 87 cases.


PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to describe the occurrence and management of bowel obstruction caused by Ascaris lumbricoides, a common parasite in warm climates that affects children with limited socioeconomic means. METHODS Eighty-seven patients with intestinal infestation owing to Ascaris lumbricoides were treated in the past 10 years (1984-1994… (More)


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