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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 19, No. 2, 2012, pp. 92-95
Bioline Code: mj12027
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2012, pp. 92-95

 en Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage Secondary to Small Bowel Ascariasis
Stephen , Daphne Dewi & Siow , Sze Li

Abstract

Acute lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage secondary to small bowel ascariasis is extremely rare. A high level of suspicion should be maintained when dealing with acute gastrointestinal haemorrhage in migrants and travellers. Small bowel examination is warranted when carefully repeated upper and lower endoscopies have failed to elicit the source of bleeding. Appropriate test selection is determined by the availability of local expertise. We present a case of acute lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage secondary to jejunal ascariasis and a literature search on lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage associated with jejunal infestation with Ascaris.

Keywords
ascariasis, aetiology, complications, diagnosis, gastrointestinal haemorrhage, jejunal diseases, melaena, parasitology

 
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