Ascariasis infection of the colon: MDCT evaluation

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Ascariasis is the most common helminth infection in the world and is a common cause of abdominal symptoms worldwide. Although rare in the United States, isolated cases do occur in the Southwestern States. We present a case of a 34-year-old woman who presented to the emergency room with abdominal pain and diarrhea. The diagnosis of ascariasis was made on CT scan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-181
Number of pages2
JournalEmergency Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 2006


  • Ascariasis
  • CT evaluation
  • Helminth infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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