Parasitic diseases as a cause of acute abdominal pain: imaging findings


ÜNAL E., Arslan S., ONUR M. R. , AKPINAR E.

INSIGHTS INTO IMAGING, vol.11, no.1, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s13244-020-00892-5
  • Journal Name: INSIGHTS INTO IMAGING
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: Abdominal parasitosis, Abdominal emergency, Imaging findings, CT, Acute abdomen, DIENTAMOEBA-FRAGILIS, HYDATID-DISEASE, HEPATOBILIARY FASCIOLIASIS, VISCERAL LEISHMANIASIS, FALCIPARUM-MALARIA, NODULAR LESIONS, CT FINDINGS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, BILIARY, LIVER

Abstract

Acute abdominal pain can be seen in cases with parasitic diseases delivered to emergency departments. The diagnosis of the parasitic disease can be delayed because of the similar clinical signs encountered in other frequently seen causes of acute abdomen. Nevertheless, the features detected in imaging scans can be helpful in the diagnosis. The present study aims to raise awareness about abdominal parasitosis in emergency conditions and also to underline the association between imaging findings and the life cycle of parasites with illustrative cases.