Ascariasis imaging: Pictorial essay

Christoph F. Dietrich, Malay Sharma, Nitin Chaubal, Yi Dong, Xin Wu Cui, Markus Schindler-Piontek, Joachim Richter, pauls clinical, Fayez Sandouk, Torsten Kucharzik, Dagmar Schreiber-Dietrich

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Ascariasis is not widespread in Europe, and the knowledge on how to diagnose and treat the disease is limited to some specialists. On the other hand, clinicians are facing an increasing number of immigrants from high-prevalence countries and are, therefore, challenged to update in this field of infectious diseases. Here we present current knowledge on this infection in 2 parts. The first part discusses clinical features and hot topics in ascariasis, and the second part presents imaging features of ascariasis as a pictorial essay.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-489
Number of pages11
JournalZeitschrift fur Gastroenterologie
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017


  • contrast-enhanced ultrasound
  • elastography
  • guidelines
  • parasites

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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