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A case of pelvic inflammatory disease in a sexually non-active 13 year old girl is described, with evidence of pinworms as the cause. Albendazole treatment cleared the infestation but the patient suffered subsequent bouts of lower abdominal pain. The literature is reviewed regarding abdominal pathology associated with ectopic migration of pinworms.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Arch Dis Child

Publication Date

06/2002

Volume

86

Pages

439 - 440

Keywords

Adolescent, Albendazole, Anthelmintics, Enterobiasis, Female, Humans, Ovarian Cysts, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease