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Lee KH, Shelat VG, Low HC, Ho KY, Diddapur RK
Correspondence: Dr Ravishankar K Diddapur, email@example.com
Ascaris lumbricoides infestations are endemic in tropical countries. Ascaris lumbricoides can occasionally cause biliary obstruction and result in obstructive jaundice or pancreatitis. We present a 34-year-old Bangladeshi woman with biliary ascariasis, resulting in recurrent pancreatitis. Her diagnosis was made with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography performed during an acute attack of pain.
Keywords: Ascaris lumbricoides, biliary ascariasis, biliary obstruction, parasitic infection, recurrent pancreatitis
Singapore Med J 2009; 50(6): e218-e219