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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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Vol. 3, Issue 11, Part E (2017)

Ascariasis and its complications in a tertiary care hospital in Northern India: A prospective study

Ascariasis and its complications in a tertiary care hospital in Northern India: A prospective study

Author(s)
Shabir Ahmad Mir, Zubair Gul Lone, Shabir Ahmad Shiekh, Zahoor Ahmad, Mumtaz Din Wani, Imtiyaz Khan and Hakim Adil Moheen
Abstract
Objective: To analyze the ascariasis and its complications presenting to our tertiary care hospital so as get an idea of need of the prophylactic measures and timely deworming. Material and Methods: This prospective study was conducted over a period of 2 years in the unit two of department of surgery in SMHS (Shri Maharaja Hari Singh) hospital at Government Medical College Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India, from September2015 to August 2017. Results: Among 192 patients with mean age of 23.56 years, majority were from rular areas. Majority (117) of the patients presented in the age group of 1-20 years and included 61 patients with intestinal ascariasis, 49 patients with features of intestinal obstruction and 7patients with biliary ascariasis. Seventyfive patients presented with intestinal ascariasis alone, with 38 males and 37 females and mean age of 14.8 years. Fifty patients represented intestinal ascariasis with obstruction and included 27 males and 23 females with mean age of 10.2 years. Sixtyseven patients have pancreaticobiliary ascariasis, comprising 59 female and 8 male patients. Conclusion: Ascariasis is very common in this part of the world and leads to many complications which may require surgical intervention in some cases. So it is necessary to educate people about this disease and its various modes of prevention. Antihelminthic drugs should be made available free of cost in hospitals and workplace. School children should be given anthelmintic medications enmass at regular intervals, especially in rural areas.
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How to cite this article:
Shabir Ahmad Mir, Zubair Gul Lone, Shabir Ahmad Shiekh, Zahoor Ahmad, Mumtaz Din Wani, Imtiyaz Khan, Hakim Adil Moheen. Ascariasis and its complications in a tertiary care hospital in Northern India: A prospective study. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(11):312-315.
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