Liver Abscess Due to an Ascarid in Iran

H. F. NagatyDepartment of Parasitology and Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, The University, Tabriz, Iran

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Escandar HedayatiDepartment of Parasitology and Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, The University, Tabriz, Iran

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Bahman AssassiDepartment of Parasitology and Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, The University, Tabriz, Iran

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A deep 3-cm liver abscess with resulting exogenous cholecystitis, pericholecystitis and adhesions caused by an adult Ascaris was discovered by laparotomy in a 63-year-old man in northwest Iran. Though Ascaris infection rates are high in most major areas of the country, this apparently is the first case of liver abscess caused by Ascaris to be reported from Iran.

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Present address: Shah-reza Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Ferdowski University, Mash-had, Iran.

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