Eman Z Younis*
Department of Biology, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, LibyaFulltext PDF
Enterobius vermicularis, is the most common nematode (roundworm) parasite responsible for gastrointestinal tract infection worldwide, they located in cecum, colon, and appendix lumen. Enterobiasis is a human intestinal parasitic disease which might cause acute appendicitis. Appendicitis is the most common abdominal disease requires emergency surgery; the current study aims to determine the prevalence of enterobiasis among appendicitis children in Benghazi city. A cross- sectional study was carried out two hundred fifty among appendicitis operated patients who admitted to surgical Unit in Al Jalla Hospital during the period from August 2018 and December 2018 using histopathological method for each appendix, in Benghazi Libya. The chi-square test was used to determine significance (p<0.05). In The present study out of 250 patients who were operated for acute appendicitis, the overall prevalence of E. vermicularis infection was 7.2% (18\250), no significant difference in the prevalence and sex (P-value =0.835). Significant difference existed in the prevalence of enterobiasis among age groups, clinical description of appendix, acute appendicitis, presence of abscess (P=0.000). From these results, it can be concluded that E. vermicularis could be associated to cause of appendicitis and thus, measures to prevent parasitic infection are recommended
Enterobius vermicularis; Histopathological; Appendicitis; Benghazi
Younis EZ. Prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis among Appendicitis Children Using Histopathology Technique in Benghazi, Libya. Ann Clin Med Res. 2021; 2(5): 1041..