Korean J Parasitol.  1997 Mar;35(1):67-69. 10.3347/kjp.1997.35.1.67.

Live female Enterobius vermicularis in the posterior fornix of the vagina of a Korean woman

  • 1Department of Parasitology, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Korea.


A 33-year-old Korean woman, para 2. visited an obstetrics and gynecology clinic, Kumi-shi, Kyongsangbuk-do, due to postcoital spotting and flank pain. She had a tubal ligation 7 years before and demonstrated back pain during menstruation. She revealed a foul smelling discharge without complaint of itching. Enterobius vermicularis eggs were demonstrated during microscopic examination of a smear taken from the posterior fornix of the vagina. On endoscopic examination of her vagina, a live worm was found in the posterior fornix. The worm was removed and identified as a female E. vermicularis based on morphology. This is the first case report of vaginal enterobiasis in Korea.

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