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Hepato-cerebral complications in ascariasis

, : Hepato-cerebral complications in ascariasis. Indian Pediatrics 38(4): 431-432

This is a case of a 4-year-old boy who was brought to the hospital in deep coma (India; date not given). History revealed previous passage of a worm ball in faeces and vomiting of one round worm. Upon admission his Glascow Coma Scale (GCS) rating was 4. Leukocyte count was 16 000, with an eosinophil count of 800/mm3. Cerebrospinal fluid examination and serum electrolytes were normal. The child was given intravenous fluids and dexamethasone (0.3mg/kg per dose every 8 hours).


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