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Disseminated ascariasis: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7147112     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A very unusual case of ascariasis is reported. There was massive migration of worms from the small bowel to the liver, and probably thence to the heart and lungs, where adult worms were demonstrated. The cause of death was pulmonary embolism, adult worms blocking the main pulmonary arteries with superimposed thrombosis. This is believed to be unique.
H Daya; A Allie; R McCarthy
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1982 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-01-07     Completed Date:  1983-01-07     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  820-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ascariasis / parasitology*
Heart / parasitology*
Liver / parasitology*
Pulmonary Artery / parasitology*

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