An unexpected case report of Ascaris lumbricoides in pregnant woman

  • Valentino Granero | vgranero@asl.at.it Immunohaematology and Transfusion Medicine, Local Health Unit, Asti; Unified Analysis Laboratory Rivoli-Pinerolo,Local Health Unit TO3, Pinerolo, Italy.
  • Daniela Dompè Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Local Health Unit TO3, Pinerolo, Italy.
  • Elvio Peyronel Unified Analysis Laboratory Rivoli-Pinerolo,Local Health Unit TO3, Pinerolo, Italy.
  • Cristina Crocillà Unified Analysis Laboratory Rivoli-Pinerolo,Local Health Unit TO3, Pinerolo, Italy.
  • Maria Rita Cavallo Unified Analysis Laboratory Rivoli-Pinerolo,Local Health Unit TO3, Pinerolo, Italy.

Abstract

Soil-transmitted helminths, primarily Ascaris, Trichuris and hookworm, infect more than 760 million people worldwide. Parasitic diseases represent a social and economic problem in developing countries. Herein, we present a case of ascariasis in a pregnant woman, who was treated with mebendazole for three days without teratogenic effects. It is emphasized the need not to underestimate helminth infections in developed countries and how rapid notification is needed in order to quickly establish a guided therapy especially in pregnant women.

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2019-05-22
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Helminth infection, pregnancy, Anthelminthic
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Granero, V., Dompè, D., Peyronel, E., Crocillà, C., & Cavallo, M. (2019). An unexpected case report of Ascaris lumbricoides in pregnant woman. Microbiologia Medica, 34(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/mm.2019.7585