Enterobius vermicularis infestation of the female genital tract causing generalised peritonitis case report

J. S. Khan, R. J. C. Steele, D. Stewart

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    Abstract

    Enterobius (Oxyuris) vermicularis is the only nematode which infests man. It inhabits the large intestine and is of low pathogenicity. The ova are occasionally found in ectopic sites within the peritoneal cavity, usually as an asymptomatic granuloma. We describe the first patient to present with generalised peritonitis caused by rupture of a tubo-ovarian abscess containing the ova of Enterobius vermicularis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)681-683
    Number of pages3
    JournalBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    Volume88
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 1981

    Keywords

    • Abscess
    • Fallopian Tube Diseases
    • Female
    • Humans
    • Middle Aged
    • Ovarian Diseases
    • Oxyuriasis
    • Peritonitis
    • Rupture, Spontaneous

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