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Acute airway obstruction by Ascaris lumbricoides in a 14-month-old boy

Gan, Richard Wei Chern; Gohil, Rohit; Belfield, Katherine; Davies, Patrick; Daniel, Matija


Richard Wei Chern Gan

Rohit Gohil

Patrick Davies

Matija Daniel


We describe the case of a 14-month-old child with airway obstruction caused by a mature Ascaris lumbricoides worm. The child had been admitted to the paediatric intensive care unit due to overwhelming sepsis, and during the course of his illness developed acute airway obstruction that resolved once the worm was removed from the airway. The Ascaris life-cycle is detailed, and a literature review of patients with airway obstruction due to Ascaris worms is presented

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 31, 2014
Journal International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Print ISSN 0165-5876
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 78
Issue 10
Pages 1795-1798
APA6 Citation Gan, R. W. C., Gohil, R., Belfield, K., Davies, P., & Daniel, M. (2014). Acute airway obstruction by Ascaris lumbricoides in a 14-month-old boy. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 78(10), 1795-1798. doi:10.1016/j.ijporl.2014.07.031
Keywords Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health; Otorhinolaryngology; General Medicine
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