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January 27, 1917

INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION DUE TO ASCARIS LUMBRICOIDES: REPORT OF A CASE

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NEW ORLEANS

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(4):244-245. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270010244003
Abstract

In the latter half of the nineteenth century, opinion was divided as to the possibility of Ascaris lumbricoides the etiologic factor in intestinal obstruction; thus, Leichenstern and Treves opposed this view, while Trousseau, Bretonneau and Stutz1 upheld it, each having been among the first to report cases.

Bordoroni and Stepp in 1887 reported two cases, both of which were confirmed postmortem.

Simon,2 in 1892 while holding a necropsy in a case of intestinal obstruction, found the cause to be a mass of roundworms.

Botoff,3 in 1897, reported a case of obstruction, perforation and peritonitis, in which the postmortem revealed the presence of 500 roundworms.

In 1899, Taylor4 found sixty-six worms in a case of intestinal obstruction.

Zotoff5 reports a case of Mosler and Peiper of a 3 year old girl who

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