0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION, DUE TO ASCARIS LUMBRICOIDES, WITH AUTOPSY

CHARLES WHELAN, M.D.
JAMA. 1910;55(17):1442-1443. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330170020006.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

ABSTRACT

The case report with its post-mortem findings demonstrates the fact that the roundworm is at least worthy of consideration as an etiologic factor in the production of bowel obstruction in children. The case should further demonstrate the fact that no cautious surgeon should ever pass unnoticed the statement of an anxious mother that "the baby has worms," in casting about for an explanation of the suspected trouble in certain obscure abdominal cases occurring during childhood. Then perhaps fewer certificates would be issued in which the cause of death was attributed to "intestinal paralysis, superinduced by toxemia."

History.—  On Aug. 4, 1910, I was called in consultation with Dr. Elwyn Ballard to see E. J. W., a male child, aged 5½ years. The following history was given by the child's mother: From the date of its birth the child had been unusually strong, never having had even the diseases common to childhood, except measles, from which it promptly recovered. About April 1, 1910, however, according to the mother, the child became peevish, restless at night, had poor appetite, sallow

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Letters

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();