Ascaris Lumbricoides: A Travel Joke?
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.
Kosseifi, Semaan G.; Nassour, Dima Nassour; and Young, Mark F.. 2007. Ascaris Lumbricoides: A Travel Joke?. Tennessee medicine : journal of the Tennessee Medical Association. Vol.100(9). https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17913094/ PMID: 17913094 ISSN: 1088-6222