Eosinophilic ileocolitis secondary to Enterobius vermicularis: Case report

T. Macedo, R. L. MacCarty

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Abstract

We describe an unusual presentation of Enterobius vermicularis infestation. Computed tomography showed wall thickening in the distal ileum and cecum, with fat stranding, ascites and mesenteric adenopathy. Fluoroscopic examination confirmed distal ileal transverse fold thickening. Isolation of Enterobius vermicularis in stool and biopsy confirmed the diagnosis. Enterobius should be included among the causes of eosinophilic ileocolitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)530-532
Number of pages3
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 11 2000

Keywords

  • Colitis, eosinophilic
  • Enteritis, eosinophilic
  • Intestines, CT
  • Intestines, infection
  • Parasites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology

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