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Acute lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage secondary to small bowel ascariasis is extremely rare. A high level of suspicion should be maintained when dealing with acute gastrointestinal haemorrhage in migrants and travellers. Small bowel examination is warranted when carefully repeated upper and lower endoscopies have failed to elicit the source of bleeding. Appropriate test selection is determined by the availability of local expertise. We present a case of acute lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage secondary to jejunal ascariasis and a literature search on lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage associated with jejunal infestation with Ascaris.

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Daphne Dewi Stephen, Sze Li Siow. Acute lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage secondary to small bowel ascariasis. The Malaysian journal of medical sciences : MJMS. 2012 Apr;19(2):92-5


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