Gastro-intestinal ascariasis--an unusual autopsy case report

Tanuj Kanchan, Harihar Wasti, Jenash Acharya

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Ascaris lumbricoides or roundworms' propensity to produce large number of eggs that are resistant to extremes of environmental conditions have made them one of the highly prevalent and geographically well distributed nematodes among poor socio-economic regions throughout the world. We present an unusual case of fatal gastro-intestinal ascariasis where general neglect, and firm and prolonged reliance on traditional healing methods led to aggregation of roundworms to such an extent that otherwise seems improbable in modern times and, hence, is worth reporting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-141
Number of pages3
JournalThe Medico-legal journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2015
Externally publishedYes


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  • Medicine(all)

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