pinworm infection


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pinworm infection

Enterobiasis, oxyuriasis; pinworm infection; Infectious disease Infection with E vermicularis, a highly contagious intestinal parasite of children, especially in urban areas, crowded settings–eg, day-care centers, schools Clinical Perianal pricking and itching, restless sleep, abdominal discomfort Diagnosis Freshly passed stool uncontaminated with urine, water, dirt, disinfectants; Scotch tape test Management Mebendazole, pyrantel pamoate, albendazole. See Pinworm.
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A: Common symptoms of pinworm infection include anal itching, discomfort while seated, difficulty sleeping, restlessness and loss of appetite.
Pinworm infection 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.
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.
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.
Pinworm infection 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 fail.