Endoscopic diagnosis and management of tropical parasitic infestations

D. Nageshwar Reddy, Sreeram Parupudi, G. Venkat Rao

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Abstract

Biliary parasitosis is one of the common causes of biliary obstruction in developing countries and can often be confused with stone disease. With increased worldwide travel and immigration, these conditions are not limited to the developing countries alone. Ascariasis, hydatid liver disease, clonorchiasis, and fascioliasis are the commonly encountered parasitic infestations of the biliary tract usually presenting with biliary colic or cholangitis. Endoscopy has an important role in the diagnosis and emergent management of these conditions and in elective endoscopic therapy of associated complications. Endoscopic sphincterotomy and bile ductal clearance, along with pharmacotherapy, are the mainstays of treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)765-773
Number of pages9
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Developing Countries
Clonorchiasis
Fascioliasis
Ascariasis
Endoscopic Sphincterotomy
Cholangitis
Colic
Emigration and Immigration
Biliary Tract
Bile
Endoscopy
Liver Diseases
Drug Therapy
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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Endoscopic diagnosis and management of tropical parasitic infestations. / Reddy, D. Nageshwar; Parupudi, Sreeram; Rao, G. Venkat.

In: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America, Vol. 13, No. 4, 10.2003, p. 765-773.

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