Worm induced pancreatitis.

Ascaris pancreatitis

  • Tariq Ahmad Gojwari Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Mohd Ilyas Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Syed Sajad Ahmad
  • Aliya Shabir
Keywords: Ascaris, Pancreatitis, Sonography

Abstract

The patient, a 6-year old male child presented to the emergency department of our institute with a chief complaint of intermittent severe upper abdominal pain for past 24-hours. On examination, his vitals including blood pressure, respiratory rate, and heart rate were stable. The abdominal examination was positive mild epigastric tenderness.

Author Biographies

Tariq Ahmad Gojwari, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences

Professor and Head, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, IN 190011

Syed Sajad Ahmad

Postgraduate Resident, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, IN 190011

Aliya Shabir

Posgraduate Resident, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, IN 190011

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Published
2019-05-27
How to Cite
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Gojwari TA, Ilyas M, Ahmad SS, Shabir A. Worm induced pancreatitis. jms [Internet]. 2019May27 [cited 2019Jul.19];22(1):81-2. Available from: http://jmsskims.org/index.php/jms/article/view/421
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Clinical Images