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Pelvic inflammatory disease associated with Enterobius vermicularis
  1. T Tandan1,
  2. A J Pollard1,
  3. D M Money2,
  4. D W Scheifele1
  1. 1Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Paediatrics, BC's Children's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  2. 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, BC's Women's Hospital, Vancouver
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr A J Pollard, University Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford, Level 4, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK;


A case of pelvic inflammatory disease in a sexually non-active 13 year old girl is described, with evidence of pinworms as the cause. Albendazole treatment cleared the infestation but the patient suffered subsequent bouts of lower abdominal pain. The literature is reviewed regarding abdominal pathology associated with ectopic migration of pinworms.

  • pinworm
  • peritonitis
  • pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Enterobius vermicularis
  • albendazole

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