Neonatal Worm Infestation
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Worm infestation is a common health problem seen both in tropical and subtropical countries. Nearly 7% of Indian population is known to be infested with hookworms. The incidence is much higher in children with around 2 million children under the age of 4 years having hookworm infection. It may be explained by their frequent contact with the soil that is contaminated with the eggs. However Neonates are mostly indoors and hardly have any such contact.There are very few case reports reporting worm infestation in infants or neonates. Enterobius vermicularis (E V) is a white slender nematode with a pointed tail. In humans, they reside in the cecum, appendix and ascending colon. The life cycle takes place within the lumen of the gastrointestinal tract. We present a case of Neonatal Enterobius vermicularis infestation manifesting as anemia and poor weight gain....

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