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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 217-219

Porocephalosis due to encysted Armillifer nymph presenting as an Acute Abdominal Emergency: Case Report and Review of Literature


1 Department of Radiology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, Federal Medical Centre, Birni Kudu, Jigawa State, Nigeria

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P O Ibinaiye
Department of Radiology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Kaduna State
Nigeria
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A rare case of porocephalosis infection presenting with an acute abdominal emergency in a 60 year old Nigerian is presented. The characteristic radiologic appearance of Armillifer nymph is described, and clinical findings which may be caused by this parasite are reviewed. A brief review of the epidemiology of porocephalosis is also included.


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