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Ascariasis infection of the colon: MDCT evaluation


Ascariasis is the most common helminth infection in the world and is a common cause of abdominal symptoms worldwide. Although rare in the United States, isolated cases do occur in the Southwestern States. We present a case of a 34-year-old woman who presented to the emergency room with abdominal pain and diarrhea. The diagnosis of ascariasis was made on CT scan.

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Hendi, J.M., Horton, K.M. & Fishman, E.K. Ascariasis infection of the colon: MDCT evaluation. Emerg Radiol 12, 180–181 (2006).

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  • Ascariasis
  • CT evaluation
  • Helminth infection