COLLAGEN BAND MIMICKING ASCARIASIS : A DIAGNOSTIC DILEMMA
Ascariasis is a common parasitic infestation in the tropical countries. The organism travels through many organ systems during its life cycle. The larvae penetrate intestinal mucosa and after traversing portal vein, reach pulmonary alveoli. Then larvae migrate to larynx and are swallowed, reaching the intestines. The usual site of involvement is the intestine and pain in abdomen is the commonest presentation. Intestinal obstruction due to collagen band may mimic as ascariasis and such case should be dealt with carefully.
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