CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 476-479

Enterobius vermicularis infestation masquerading as cervical carcinoma: A cytological diagnosis


Department of Pathology, ESIC Medical College and PGIMSR, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Kalyani Raju
H. No: 127/13, Sri Ganesh, 4th Main, 4th Cross, PC Extension, Kolar, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-9668.160047

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Although prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis (EV) infestation in Intestines ranges from 35% to 70%, its prevalence in female genital tract is not known despite several incidental findings. Acute inflammatory cells in the background of cervical Pap smear indicate infestation and should not be neglected as contamination. A 40-year-woman presented with white vaginal discharge persistent for past 1 year. Local examination showed hypertrophied cervix with eversion of both lips and hard consistency of the anterior lip of cervix. A clinical diagnosis of cervical carcinoma was made. However, cervical Pap smear indicated EV eggs in an inflammatory background, treatment to which resulted in completely recovery.


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