enterobiasis


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to enterobiasis: schistosomiasis

en·ter·o·bi·a·sis

 (ĕn′tə-rō-bī′ə-sĭs)
n.
Infestation of the intestine with pinworms.

[New Latin Enterobius, pinworm genus (entero- + Greek bios, life; see bio-) + -iasis.]

enterobiasis

(ˌɛntərəʊˈbaɪəsɪs)
n
(Pathology) a disease, common in children, caused by infestation of the large intestine with nematodes of the genus Enterobius, esp the pinworm (E. vermicularis)

en•ter•o•bi•a•sis

(ˌɛn tə roʊˈbaɪ ə sɪs)

n.
infestation with pinworms.
[1925–30; < New Latin Enterobi(us) a pinworm genus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enterobiasis - an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by the pinworm Enterobius vermicularis; occurs especially in children
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
infestation - the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
References in periodicals archive ?
Yapar et al., "Acute appendicitis and coinfection with enterobiasis and taeniasis: a case report," Turkiye Parazitoloji Dergisi, vol.
In Bulgaria, more than 20 human parasitic infections with autochthonous distribution have been described and some of them are widespread: enterobiasis, hydatid disease, and trichinellosis (2).
Enterobiasis is thought to be more common in temperate than tropical countries.
[1] A host of conditions can mimic appendicitis, namely protozoan infections (amoebiasis, schistosomiasis, ascariasis, enterobiasis), tuber culosis, mucoceles and carcinoid tumours.
From 61% to 79% of children living in some villages are infected with four primary parasitic diseases: enterobiasis, ascariasis, giardiasis and hymenolepiasis, according to the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Supervision Department.
These included enterobiasis, schistosomiasis, mucocele, trichuriasis, tuberculosis, ascariasis, Endometriosis, mucinous cyst adenoma, granuloma, carcinoid tumor, neuroma, clonorchiasis, primary adenocarcinoma and secondary carcinoma.6
Schistosomiasis, oxyuriasis, enterobiasis, atrophic appendicitis, sub-mucosal fibrosis and rare findings like endometriosis9 are unlikely to stimulate intense inflammatory reactions.
Otro padecimiento es la oxuriasis o enterobiasis (producida por una lombriz u oxiuro) que ademas de alterar el sistema intestinal, produce comezon anal, al expulsar los huevecillos y ocasionar con ello complicaciones como alteracion del sueno, anorexia y perdida de peso.
In a wide literature review of 21 publications for appendiceal enterobiasis infections for the period from 1957 to 2002, appendiceal pinworm represented approximately 4.5% in appendectomies.