Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 19, Issue 11, pp 740–741

Enterobius vermicularis and perianal sepsis in children

  • A. A. Mahomed
  • R. N. MacKenzie
  • L. S. Carson
  • J. A. Jibril
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00383-003-0971-z

Cite this article as:
Mahomed, A.A., MacKenzie, R.N., Carson, L.S. et al. Ped Surgery Int (2003) 19: 740. doi:10.1007/s00383-003-0971-z

Abstract

Specific aetiological factors are responsible for a significant proportion of cases of perianal sepsis in children. A rarely implicated pathogen is Enterobius vermicularis, an obligate parasite with a ubiquitous presence in children. The authors describe two unequivocal instances of threadworm involvement in perianal sepsis, suggesting a pathophysiological basis.

Keywords

Enterobius vermiculariPerianal abscess Paediatric 

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© Springer-Verlag 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Mahomed
    • 1
  • R. N. MacKenzie
    • 1
  • L. S. Carson
    • 2
  • J. A. Jibril
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Paediatric SurgeryRoyal Aberdeen Children’s HospitalAberdeenUK
  2. 2.Department of HistopathologyAberdeen Royal InfirmaryAberdeenUK

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