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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

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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
Acceptance Date Jul 22, 2014
Online Publication Date Jul 30, 2014
Publication Date Oct 31, 2014
Deposit Date Nov 26, 2018
Journal International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Print ISSN 0165-5876
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 78
Issue 10
Pages 1795-1798
Keywords Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health; Otorhinolaryngology; General Medicine
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