• Vol. 40 No. 3, 149–149
  • 15 March 2011

Perianal Abscess Secondary to Enterobius Vermicularis Infestation

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Enterobius vermicularis is the most common helminthic infestation in the developed world. It is usually seen in children aged 5 to 10 years. The most often encountered clinical presentation of Enterobius vermicularis infection is pruritus ani. Occasionally, it presents with enterocolitis, appendicitis and female genital tract infections. Rarely, have infections been reported with perianal abscesses.

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