Acute cholecystitis caused by Clonorchis sinensis

Rohela, M.; Surin, J.; Jamaiah, I.; Init, I.; Lee, S.H. (2006) Acute cholecystitis caused by Clonorchis sinensis. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 37 (4). pp. 648-651. ISSN 0125-1562

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    Abstract

    We are reporting a case of a 43-year-old Chinese male from Hong Kong, who came to see a doctor complaining of acute onset of severe upper abdominal pain. A diagnosis of acute cholecystitis was made and an emergency cholecystectomy was carried out. On opening the common bile duct, lancet-shaped worms were seen emerging from it. About 45 adult worms were collected and sent to the Department of Parasitology University of Malaya for identification. The worms were identified as Clonorchis sinensis. After the operation the patient was treated with praziquantel and he had an uneventful recovery.

    Item Type: Article
    Creators:
    1. Rohela, M.
    2. Surin, J.(Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
    3. Jamaiah, I.
    4. Init, I.
    5. Lee, S.H.
    Journal or Publication Title: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
    Additional Information: Correspondence : Dr MRohela,Department of Parasitology,Faculty of Medicine,University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: 603-7967-4751; Fax: 603-7967-4754 E-mail: rohela@ummc.edu.my
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Parasitology
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: jsurin johari surin
    Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2012 08:49
    Last Modified: 21 Jun 2012 08:49
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3371

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