Intestinal parasitic infection


In general, gastrointestinal tract is the primary involvement site of parasites during their life cycle. In this article, we will describe amebiasis, ascariasis, and anisakiasis among the many common intestinal parasitic diseases. We will review the epidemiology, life cycles, clinical manifestations and complications, and illustrate detailed imaging findings of intestinal parasites. Recognizing features of parasitic infection is important to establish an early diagnosis that leads to prompt treatment and helps avoid unnecessary surgery.

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Park, MS., Kim, K.W., Ha, H.K. et al. Intestinal parasitic infection. Abdom Imaging 33, 166–171 (2008).

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Key words

  • Parasites
  • Small bowel
  • Stomach
  • Colon
  • Liver
  • Gastrointestinal
  • CT