Synergistic typhoid and taenia solium intestinal perforation.

Ashwani, K and Pankaj, KG and Divya, S and Paras, KP and Vijay, KS (2013) Synergistic typhoid and taenia solium intestinal perforation. Journal of Surgical Academia, 3 (1). pp. 44-46. ISSN 2231-7481

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Typhoid and intestinal infestation with parasites are common and may co-exist especially in the tropics. Their synergistic acute abdominal presentation is rare. We here report a 38-year-old male who presented with complaints suggestive of enteric fever and signs of peritonitis. Following baseline investigations, laparotomy was performed which proved to be a surgical surprise. A live tape worm was seen pouting out of the terminal ileal perforation. The clinical presentation and the stringent attention to preventive measures are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Acute abdomen; Taenia solium; Salmonella typhii; tropics; perforation.
Journal:Journal of Surgical Academia
ID Code:6699
Deposited By: Mr. Muhammad Wafi -
Deposited On:11 Dec 2013 06:27
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:41

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