Perforation of the ileum secondary to Enterobius vermicularis report of a rare case.

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An isolated ileal perforation is presented in a 12-yr-old patient. Microscopic examination revealed granulomatous inflammation due to Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm). This is only the third documented report of intestinal perforation involving pinworms. Although infestation with this parasite is generally considered to be relatively harmless, on rare… (More)

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