Common symptoms of pinworm infection
include anal itching, discomfort while seated, difficulty sleeping, restlessness and loss of appetite.
(Enterobius vermicularis) was assessed by the presence of perianal itching and parental observation of passing thread like worms in the night.
usually occurs through ingestion of infectious eggs due to direct anus-to-mouth transfer via the fingers.
Diagnosis and management of pinworm infection
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produces no symptoms aside from itching in and around the anal area and disturbed sleep, and, in girls, vaginal itching and irritation.
Mebendazole is the current drug of choice for pinworm infection
. Although it may temporarily alleviate the symptoms of Dipylidium caninum, it will not eliminate the tapeworm.
The colonoscopy and aspiration results revealed Enterobius vermicularis, or pinworm infection
. E vermicularis is the most common intestinal parasite seen by primary care physicians in North America and has a wide geographic distribution.
Enterobiasis (oxyuriasis or pinworm infection
) is the most common helminth infection in the USA and Western Europe, particularly amongst school-aged children. Humans are the only host for the E.
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.
The differential diagnosis of perianal streptococcal dermatitis includes candidiasis, diaper dermatitis, irritant dermatitis (such as trauma from heavy wiping), atopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, pinworm infection
, cellulitis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, histiocytosis, and sexual abuse.