Enterobius vermicularis salpingitis: a distant episode from precipitating appendicitis

Obstet Gynecol. 1992 Sep;80(3 Pt 2):553-5.


Chronic pelvic inflammatory disease is a common gynecologic diagnosis in women with chronic pelvic pain. When standard antimicrobial therapy does not improve the clinical status, uncommon diagnoses such as Enterobius vermicularis should be considered. In this case, E vermicularis presented as acute and chronic salpingitis in a patient who had had E vermicularis-related appendicitis 5 years earlier.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Appendicitis / parasitology*
  • Enterobius / isolation & purification
  • Fallopian Tubes / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysterectomy
  • Ovariectomy
  • Oxyuriasis / diagnosis*
  • Salpingitis / parasitology*
  • Salpingitis / surgery
  • Time Factors