Is Enterobius vermicularis infestation associated with acute appendicitis?


Akkapulu N. , ABDULLAZADE S.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.42, no.4, pp.465-470, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00068-015-0555-3
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.465-470

Abstract

Enterobius vermicularis might be seen in specimens of patients who underwent surgery due to acute appendicitis. There is still debate as to E. vermicularis infestation causes acute appendicitis. The primary aim of this study is to determine the incidence of E. vermicularis infestation, and the secondary aim is to determine the possible role of E. vermicularis in pathogenesis of appendicitis as well as the adequacy of demographic data and laboratory values in predicting infestation preoperatively.