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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Patients were clinically suspected of having acute appendicitis, and Enterobius vermicularis was detected in the pathological examinations of specimens.
With these limitations of our case report, we could not establish if Enterobius vermicularis was the sole etiologic agent of this patient's tubo-ovarian abscess.
Complete urinalysis and stool microscopic examination were found to be normal and albendazole and pyrantel pamoate treatments were given with a diagnosis of Enterobius vermicularis.
Cytologic diagnosis of Enterobius vermicularis eggs in an enterocutaneous fistula.
Dipylidium caninum Mimicking Recurrent Enterobius vermicularis (Pinworm) Infection.
Paulo Vicente 2006 SL1 RNA gene recovery from Enterobius vermicularis ancient DNA in pre-Columbian human coprolites.
95% ** Ascaris lumbricoides 84 21,9 17,8-26,1 Trichuris trichiura 28 7,3 4,7-9,9 Ancylostoma duodenale 12 3,1 1,4-4,9 Enterobius vermicularis 4 1,0 0,02-2,1 Hymenolepis nana 34 8,9 6,0-11,7 Entamoeba sp.
With the advent of agriculture and of life lived in close proximity to domesticated animals, bacterial as well as helminth parasitism, caused by such as Enterobius vermicularis, Trichuris trichiura, Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichostrongylus sp.
dispar 2 3,9 Helmintos Ancilostomideos 6 11,8 Ascaris lumbricoides 5 9,8 Hymenolepis nana 3 5,9 Trichuris trichiura 3 5,9 Enterobius vermicularis 1 2 Huevos de Fasciola sp.
Primer enurezis nokturna tedavisinde enterobius vermicularis eradikasyonunun etkinligi, Jinekoloji Obstetrik Pediatri Dergisi 2006;12:17-9.
Enterobius vermicularis is the most frequently occurring nematode infesting the human digestive tract and both its ova and mature forms are rarely detected during examination of fecal specimens.