An Unusual Case of Acute Pancreatitis in a Child

  • BG Joshi Institute of Child Health, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
  • N Wadhwa Institute of Child Health, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi,
Keywords: Ascaris Lumbricoides, Pancreatitis, ERCP

Abstract

Ascaris lumbricoides is a common intestinal parasite in tropical regions.Pancreatitis due to worm infestation is an uncommon but important cause in this region. While there are reports of pancreatic duct invasion by round worms in adults, such cases are rarely reported in pediatric population. We report one such case in a sixteen year old child. 

Key words: Ascaris Lumbricoides; Pancreatitis; ERCP

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v32i1.5484

J. Nepal Paediatr. Soc. Vol.32(1) 2012 69-70

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2012-02-29
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Joshi, B., & Wadhwa, N. (2012). An Unusual Case of Acute Pancreatitis in a Child. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 32(1), 69-70. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v32i1.5484
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