A: Common symptoms of pinworm infection
include anal itching, discomfort while seated, difficulty sleeping, restlessness and loss of appetite.
produces no symptoms aside from itching in and around the anal area and disturbed sleep, and, in girls, vaginal itching and irritation.
On both occasions, the infant was diagnosed with pinworm infection
and prescribed Mebendazole.
The colonoscopy and aspiration results revealed Enterobius vermicularis, or pinworm infection
Diagnosis of intestinal pinworm infection
is commonly made by a scotch-tape test applied to the perineal and perianal areas of the patient during the night, based on the finding of eggs of this parasite.
1) Since the first evidence of pinworm infection
from Roman-occupied (30 BC to AD 395) Egypt, (2) it has been known to be the most common intestinal parasite seen in the primary care setting, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or culture.
AFOR total eradication of pinworm infection
, it is important that all members of the household are treated on the same day, even if they do not appear to have any symptoms.
17), I wanted to remind physicians to be sure to rule out pinworm infection
, which may easily be treated with Vermox.
Although anal pruritis is a common symptom of pinworm infection
, persons are frequently asymptomatic.
is the most common intestinal parasite in the United States and exists year-round, especially in warm, moist climates.
Patients are often initially misdiagnosed and come back to the office when treatment with topical steroids, topical antifungals, or oral regimens for pinworm infection
are common parasitic infections that may mimic appendicitis.