Nematode larvae (spirurida: Physalopteridae) causing infarction of the bowel in an infant

Nicolaides N.J., Musgrave J., McGuckin D. and Moorhouse D.E. (1977) Nematode larvae (spirurida: Physalopteridae) causing infarction of the bowel in an infant. Pathology, 9 2: 129-135.

Author Nicolaides N.J.
Musgrave J.
McGuckin D.
Moorhouse D.E.
Title Nematode larvae (spirurida: Physalopteridae) causing infarction of the bowel in an infant
Journal name Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1465-3931
Publication date 1977
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 9
Issue 2
Start page 129
End page 135
Total pages 7
Subject 2734 Pathology and Forensic Medicine
Abstract A case is reported of an 11-month-old baby suffering from gangrene of the distal portion of the small bowel due to infestation by larval worms belonging to the order Spirurida, family Physalopteridae and probably the genus Physaloptera. Microscopically, the resected bowel showed ischaemic necrosis, eosinophilic granulomata and larval worms in the lumen and wall of blood vessels. The inflammatory process extended into the mesentery, where the vessels showed focal necroses, thrombosis and endarteritis. Infection in this child in the Queensland countryside is considered to have resulted from ingestion of insects on grass eaten when at play, the grass having been contaminated by bandicoots.
Q-Index Code C1
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