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Enterobius

 [en″ter-o´be-us]
a genus of roundworms. E. vermicula′ris is the seatworm or pinworm, a small white spindle-shaped worm about 1 cm long, parasitic in the upper part of the large intestine, and occasionally in the female genitals and bladder. Infection is frequent in children, sometimes causing itching.
Life cycle of Enterobius vermicularis. From Mahon and Mansuelis, 2000.

Enterobius

(en'tĕr-ō'bē-ŭs),
A genus of nematode worms, formerly included with the genus Oxyuris, which includes the pinworms (Enterobius vermicularis) of humans and other primates.
[entero- + G. bios, life]

Enterobius

/En·tero·bi·us/ (en″ter-o´be-us) a genus of intestinal nematodes (superfamily Oxyuroidea), including E. vermicula´ris, the seatworm or pinworm, parasitic in the upper large intestine, and occasionally in the female genitals and bladder; infection is frequent in children, sometimes causing itching.

En·te·ro·bi·us

(en'tĕr-ō'bī-ŭs)
A genus of nematode worms that includes the pinworms (E. vermicularis).
[entero- + G. bios, life]

Enterobius

a genus of nematodes of the family Oxyuridae. Includes E. vermicularis, the human pinworm; causes enterobiasis.

Patient discussion about Enterobius

Q. Is it possible to have pin worm on directly on the skin of your fore arms? I've had this condition for more than a year. The only thing that makes a difference is something to kill parasites. Nothing works efficiently. I itch all over beside having big sores on my arms and back. I've hade blood test that show that there are no parasites in the blood. So now what do I do? I am constantly digging this out of my skin, and the buggars jump.

A. I'm seeing a dermatologist. They said it wasn't scabies. That's what I thought it was at first. I keep breaking out in new places. The Dr. say's it's dermititous, but I'm seeing something different. Went I first broke out with this I felt crawly in the area I now have the sores.

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The cockroach as a host for Trichinella and Enterobius vermicularis: implications for public health.
Comparative study of two methods for the diagnosis of Enterobius vermicularis in the appendix.
Significance of Scotch-tape anal swab technique in diagnosis of Enterobius vermicularis infection.