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Pinworms and postmenopausal bleeding.
  1. H K al-Rufaie,
  2. G H Rix,
  3. M P Pérez Clemente,
  4. T al-Shawaf
  1. Department of Histopathology, West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, UK.


    The human pinworm Enterobius vermicularis is normally found within the human gastrointestinal tract. Pregnant females migrate out of their host's anus at night to lay their eggs perianally. As a consequence of this nocturnal migration some worms find their way into adjacent orifices, most commonly the female genitourinary tract, producing irritative symptoms such as vulvovaginitis. A case of pinworm infestation of the uterus presented as postmenopausal bleeding.

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