Title

Ascaris Lumbricoides: A Travel Joke?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Description

Intestinal nematodes affect more than a billion people worldwide. They are commonly found in regions with poor fecal sanitation, such as developing countries. Although most of the nematode infections are non-fatal diseases, they contribute to significant morbidities such as loss of work capacity and malnutrition. We are presenting an 80-year-old male who was diagnosed with Ascaris Lumbricoides after a return from recent travel to Greece, with some clinical endoscopic images.

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