Spontaneous Expulsion through the Anus of Ascaris Lumbricoides in a Child with Cerebral Malaria
Consultant Paediatrician, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Osun state, Nigeria
- *Corresponding Author:
- Oyedeji Olusola Adetunji
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital
Osogbo, Osun state, Nigeria
Email: [email protected]
Received date: July 17, 2014; Accepted date: October 29, 2014; Published date: November 3, 2014
Citation: Oyedeji OA (2014) Spontaneous Expulsion through the Anus of Ascaris Lumbricoides in a Child with Cerebral Malaria. J Bacteriol Parasitol 5:207. doi: 10.4172/2155-9597.1000207
Copyright: © 2014 Oyedeji OA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Ascariasis with malaria is both endemic and prevalent in tropical settings settings and their co-infections should be expected. Asymptomatic ascariasis infection is often missed and untreated. We report a fatal case of cerebral malaria with ascaris co-infection in a 2 year old boy. The diagnosis of intestinal helminths would have been missed, but for the extrusion of several round adult worms out of the body through the anus. The implication of the extrusion of the helminths from the body through the anus is highlighted. Suggestions that may help improve case management of ascariasis in paediatric admissions are also proffered.