ASCARIS INFECTION, A RARE CAUSE OF NECROTIZING PANCREATITIS IN A CHILD

  • Aditya Prakash Yadav
  • Rishi Kumar Karki
  • Binod Kumar Rai
Keywords: Biliary Pancreatitis, Necrotizing Pancreatitis, Peritonitis

Abstract

Necrotizing pancreatitis is a very rare in children and is associated with high morbidity & mortality rates. We report a case of 5yr old boy who presented with upper abdominal pain, vomiting and non-passage of stool for 1day. After resuscitation and investigating the child, a provisional diagnosis of biliary ascariasis (BA) with acute pancreatitis was made. The child developed peritonitis after 2 days of admission and exploratory laparotomy was planned. An intraoperative diagnosis of necrotizing pancreatitis was made and the child was successfully managed.

Published
2020-03-14