Helminthic-induced pancreatitis: are we underdiagnosing?

Emergency Medicine And Surgery; Gastroenterology; General Surgery
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2012.0012
12
49-55
Helminthic-induced pancreatitis: are we underdiagnosing?

A patient was admitted and diagnosed as acute pancreatitis of obscure aetiology. Laboratory investigations and radiological studies failed to reveal the underlying cause. A worm was pulled out of the nasogastric tube by the patient. In a modern society and in developed hospital settings, is it possible that we are missing, or underdiagnosing what we once regarded as tropical diseases. Our case report highlights this obscure cause and reviews the literature.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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