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A 12-year-old Lao boy with obstructive biliary Ascaris infection is described and video of the gallbladder ultrasound presented. The patient developed severe complications of obstructive cholangitis, a large right pleural effusion and hepatic abscesses requiring prolonged antibiotic therapy. The differential diagnosis of worms in the gall-bladder is discussed.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.jinf.2006.12.011

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Infect

Publication Date

04/2007

Volume

54

Pages

e233 - e235

Keywords

Animals, Ascariasis, Ascaris, Child, Cholangitis, Common Bile Duct, Common Bile Duct Diseases, Gallbladder, Humans, Laos, Liver Abscess, Male, Ultrasonography