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Journal:   ARCHIVES OF IRANIAN MEDICINE   February 2019 , Volume 22 , Number 2; Page(s) 104 To 105.
 
Paper: 

Enterobius vermicularis: Uncommon Clinical Presentations (Letter to the Editor)

 
 
Author(s):  DOS SANTOS VITORINO MODESTO*
 
* Internal Medicine Department of Armed Forces Hospital and Catholic University, Brasilia, DF, Brazil/ Hospital das Forcas Armadas. Estrada do Contorno do Bosque s/n, Cruzeiro Novo. CEP 70.658-900, Bras?lia, DF, Brasil
 
Abstract: 
Dear Editor,
I read the Tunisian retrospective cohort study about Enterobius vermicularis (Ev) infection mimicking acute appendicitis published by Zouari et al. 1 The authors reviewed 540 appendectomies performed in pediatric patients (36. 5% female) with mean age of 9. 28 ± 2. 77 years. Acute appendicitis was detected in 88. 9%, negative appendectomy was observed in 60/540 (11. 1%); and Ev infection occurred in 53/540 (9. 8%) of cases. Only 23 patients with Ev (43. 4%) had acute appendicitis. They concluded that perianal pruritus, normal neutrophil count, and normal C-reactive protein are indicative data of Ev infection in children with pain in the right iliac fossa...
 
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