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Enterobius vermicularis in the male urinary tract: a case report

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Title
Enterobius vermicularis in the male urinary tract: a case report
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Journal of Medical Case Reports, November 2007
DOI 10.1186/1752-1947-1-137
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Athanasios Zahariou, Maria Karamouti, Polyanthi Papaioannou

Abstract

Enterobius vermicularis is an intestinal nematode of humans. Adults usually have low worm burdens and are asymptomatic. Ectopic infections in the pelvic area or urinary tract rarely occur in women. We report a case of the patient with mild voiding difficulties such as urgency, frequency, nocturia, dysuria, mild low back pain or perineal discomfort. The patient's prostatic secretions showed a large number of inflammatory cells and several eggs. The size and the shape of the eggs identified them as a group of E. vermicularis. On examination we found a soft palpable material which was 5 mm diameter in size and spherical shape. Palpation gave the impression of a tissue than a stone. An incision was performed and a 4 mm long living worm was found. The microscopic examination identified the worm as E- vermicularis. It is an extremely rare manifestation of enterobius vermicularis infection since an intestinal-breeding worm is rarely found in the male genital tract.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 19 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 5 26%
Student > Bachelor 4 21%
Student > Master 2 11%
Researcher 2 11%
Lecturer 2 11%
Other 4 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 32%
Unspecified 5 26%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 11%
Other 1 5%

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