Enterobius vermicularis in a 14-year-old girl's eye

N. Esther Babady, Erich Awender, Robert Geller, Terry Miller, Gayle Scheetz, Heather Arguello, Scott A. Weisenberg, Bobbi Pritt

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We report an unusual case of extraintestinal infection with adult Enterobius vermicularis worms in the nares and ocular orbit of a 14-year-old girl in Illinois. Only one other similar case has been reported in the English-language literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4369-4370
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2011

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Esther Babady, N., Awender, E., Geller, R., Miller, T., Scheetz, G., Arguello, H., Weisenberg, S. A., & Pritt, B. (2011). Enterobius vermicularis in a 14-year-old girl's eye. Journal of clinical microbiology, 49(12), 4369-4370. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.05475-11