Enterobius (Oxyuris) vermicularis of the pelvic peritoneum--a cause of infertility

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 1986 Nov;23(3-4):239-41. doi: 10.1016/0028-2243(86)90153-x.


A case of Enterobius (Oxyuris) vermicularis granulomatous disease of the pelvic peritoneum causing pelvic adhesions and infertility is presented and discussed. Since parasitic diseases are common in the developing countries, the infertility team has to bear in mind that a parasitic disease might be the main cause of infertility.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infertility / etiology*
  • Oxyuriasis / complications*
  • Oxyuriasis / parasitology
  • Pelvis / parasitology
  • Peritoneal Diseases / complications*
  • Peritoneal Diseases / parasitology
  • Tissue Adhesions / etiology