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Worm burden in intestinal obstruction caused by Ascaris lumbricoides

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Examination of 24 case reports suggests the worm burden in those presenting to hospital with intestinal obstruction is >60 and is about tenfold higher in fatal cases.

Keywords: Ascaris lumbricoides; ascariasis; intestinal obstruction; morbidity; mortality; worm burden

Document Type: Short Communication


Affiliations: Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK

Publication date: 1997-02-01

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