Gastro-intestinal ascariasis – an unusual autopsy case report

Kanchan, Tanuj and Wasti, Harihar and Acharya, Jenash (2015) Gastro-intestinal ascariasis – an unusual autopsy case report. Medico-Legal Journal, 83 (3). pp. 139-141.

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Ascaris lumbricoides or roundworms’ propensity to produce large number of eggs that are resistant to extremes of environmental conditions have made them one of the highly prevalent and geographically well distributed nematodes among poor socio-economic regions throughout the world. We present an unusual case of fatal gastro-intestinal ascariasis where general neglect, and firm and prolonged reliance on traditional healing methods led to aggregation of roundworms to such an extent that otherwise seems improbable in modern times and, hence, is worth reporting.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ascariasis, roundworms, autopsy
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2015 11:19
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2015 11:19

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