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2022 Aug

Ann Med Surg (Lond)


Acute appendicitis due to infection with Enterobius vermicularis, A case report.


Alshihmani S H A
Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2022 Aug; 80:104094.
PMID: 36045827.


Enterobius vermicularis is the most common parasitic infection in developed countries of temperate and cool climates.The feco-oral route is the most common route of human infection. Due to obstruction of appendiceal lumen, the presence of parasites in the appendix may cause appendiceal colic or cause inflammation of the appendix.