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American Journal of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. 2019, 7(1), 8-12
DOI: 10.12691/ajidm-7-1-2
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Enterobius Vermicularis: Does it Invade Central Nervous System?

Venkataramana Kandi1, , Ritu Vaish1, Padmavali Palange1, Sri Sandhya Koka1, Padmajakshi Gurrapu1 and Mohan Rao Bhoomigari1

1Department of Microbiology, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, India

Pub. Date: April 24, 2019

Cite this paper:
Venkataramana Kandi, Ritu Vaish, Padmavali Palange, Sri Sandhya Koka, Padmajakshi Gurrapu and Mohan Rao Bhoomigari. Enterobius Vermicularis: Does it Invade Central Nervous System?. American Journal of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. 2019; 7(1):8-12. doi: 10.12691/ajidm-7-1-2

Abstract

Enterobiasis is a common intestinal parasitic infection of humans caused by Enterobius vermicularis (E. vermicularis). Although it affects all age groups, in most instances, it causes a self-limiting illness. Infections in children may result in severe morbidity. Enterobiasis can remain as a chronic infection in cases of bad personal hygiene, and those who are not adequately treated. Dissemination of E. vermicularis larvae from the perineal and peri-anal regions into the vagina and other associated regions has been adequately documented. There are several reports of ectopic presentations of enterobiasis. This report presents a fatal case of a four-year-old child with E. vermicularis infection who presented with central nervous system (CNS) complications.

Keywords:
enterobius vermicularis enterobiasis childhood dissemination central nervous system (CNS)

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