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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo

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Abstract

SANTOS, José Wellington Alves dos et al. Abdominal angiostrongyliasis: a case with severe evolution. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 2005, vol.47, n.6, pp.359-361. ISSN 1678-9946.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46652005000600010.

A case of acute abdomen disease caused by abdominal angiostrongyliasis is reported. A 42-year-old otherwise healthy patient presented with a complaint of nine days of abdominal pain, constipation, disury, fever and right iliac fossa palpable mass. Exploratory laparotomy was performed. After surgical treatment the patient presented serious complications.

Keywords : Abdominal angiostrongyliasis; Angiostrongylus costaricensis; Acute abdomen.

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