Enterobius vermicularis causing acute appendicitis, a case report with literature review

ConclusionEnterobius vermicularis can habit the appendix and induce the signs and symptoms of A.A with or without actual histopathological acute appendicitis. The treatment of choice is surgical resection of the appendix.
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CONCLUSION: We highlight that the symptoms of appendicitis can be due to Enterobius vermicularis infestation also without any histological evidence of acute inflammation. High index of suspicion and including parasitic origin in differential diagnosis of abdominal disturbances might hopefully KEY WORDS: Appencitis, Elminth, Enterobius vermicularis (EV). PMID: 27585284 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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