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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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Abstract

ANGEL G, Rafael et al. Uncinariasis: Hallazgo incidental durante CPRE. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2005, vol.20, n.1, pp.72-75. ISSN 0120-9957.

We found three patients harboring live Necator americanus parasites in the second part of the duodenum during ERCP, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography, procedures. The patients did not have symptoms attributable to the parasitosis. ERCP was carried out because of obstructive jaundice, two patients were found to have stones in the common bile duct. The epidemiology, life cycle, pathophysiology and treatment of uncinariasis are reviewed. We must keep in mind the probability of finding parasites during endoscopic procedures in tropical climates where they are endemic.

Keywords : Uncinaria; Necator americanus; Worms; Intestinal Parasitosis; ERCP; Biliary obstruction.

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