Acute cholecystitis caused by Clonorchis sinensis

Rohela, M. and Surin, J. and Jamaiah, I. and Init, I. and 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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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.

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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:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parasitology
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: jsurin johari surin
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2012 00:49
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2012 00:49

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