Iberoamerican Journal of Medicine
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Iberoamerican Journal of Medicine
Case Report

Banana fibers camouflaging as a gut worm in a 6-month-old infant

Abhinandan Patil, Vijay Mali, Rajendra Patil

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Abstract

Worm infestation issue is a common health condition observed mostly in Asian countries. The prevalence of worms in children is higher due to the habit of playing in mud or outdoors which is not found in the case of an infant. Very rarely worm infestation is observed in infants. There is a need for an investigation to be carried out for live worms in the stool. Sometimes the change in the diet of the infant, irregular bowel movements, and worm-like things in stool makes an alarming situation. We report the original case of a 6-month-old infant camouflaging for worm infestation due to the presence of the thread-like parasite in stool. The routine stool and chemical analysis of black thread thing from stool revealed solid diet fibers of banana and not any parasitic infection.

Keywords

Worm; Infant; Banana fibers; Stool

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Submitted date:
05/01/2020

Reviewed date:
05/18/2020

Accepted date:
05/23/2020

Publication date:
05/23/2020

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