Enterobius vermicularis


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Enterobius vermicularis

[en′tərō′bē·əs]
Etymology: Gk, enteron + bios, life; L, vermiculus, small worm
a common parasitic nematode that resembles a white thread between 0.5 and 1 cm long. Also called oxyuris vermicularis, pinworm, seatworm, threadworm. See also enterobiasis.
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Pinworms

Enterobius vermicularis

Pinworm The nematode that is the most common intestinal parasite of young children in developed nations and the US. See Scotch tape test.

Enterobius vermicularis

A threadworm. A small nematode worm commonly found in the large intestine, especially in children.

Enterobius vermicularis (en´tərō´bēəs vərmik´yəlar´is),

n a parasitic worm that resides in the large intestine, more commonly found in children, which may cause pruritis in the anal region. It can be contracted from contact with fomites or by ingesting or inhaling immature forms of the worm. Also called
pinworm.
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Enterobius vermicularis is a nematode and has the broadest geographic range of any helminth.
Eosinophilic colitis associated with larvae of the pinworm Enterobius vermicularis.
Perforation of the ileum secondary to Enterobius vermicularis report of a rare case.
A pelvic mass due to infestation of the fallopian tube with Enterobius vermicularis.
Unilateral salpingitis due to Enterobius vermicularis.