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Role of ascariasis in surgical abdominal emergencies in the Rangoon Children's Hospital, Burma.
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PMID:  1694645     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients aged 1 month to 12 years admitted with an acute abdominal surgical condition comprising 226 cases with and 206 cases without ascariasis, recorded in the operation theatre registers and in-patients clinical sheets, were studied in relation to morbidity, duration of operation and hospital stay and mortality. Annually, 7.5% of laparotomies were due to complications of ascariasis. Operations for ascariasis accounted for 10.6% of all hospital admissions for an acute abdominal emergency. Also, ascariasis accounted for 26.3% of emergency operations. All operated biliary obstruction cases were due to ascariasis. Moreover, 20.4% of all cases of ascariasis with abdominal complications required operation. The mean ages at operation were higher in Ascaris-induced than in non-Ascaris-induced intestinal obstruction (5.1 vs 3 yr), intussusception (3.5 vs 1.2 yr) and volvulus (4.8 vs 1.7 yr). The durations of operation and hospital stay were longer and case fatality rates higher in Ascaris-induced than in non-Ascaris-induced cases. The importance of this study in relation to the socio-economic benefits of controlling ascariasis is discussed.
Thein-Hlaing; Myat-Lay-Kyin; Hlaing-Mya; Maung-Maung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of tropical paediatrics     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0272-4936     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Trop Paediatr     Publication Date:  1990 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-08-08     Completed Date:  1990-08-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8210625     Medline TA:  Ann Trop Paediatr     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Epidemiology Research Division, Department of Medical Research, Rangoon, Burma.
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen, Acute / complications,  mortality,  surgery*
Ascariasis / complications*,  mortality,  surgery
Child, Preschool
Intestinal Diseases / complications,  mortality,  surgery
Length of Stay
Myanmar / epidemiology

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