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Pinworms

Alternate Names : Enterobiasis, Oxyuriasis, Threadworm, Seatworm, Enterobius vermicularis, E vermicularis, Helminthic infection


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Pinworm eggs
Pinworm eggs

Pinworms are a common problem in children and may spread to adults (typically the parents or other care-givers). The eggs may be easily seen under a microscope. To obtain a sample, a piece of cellophane tape is pressed against the patient's anal opening. The sticky side of the tape picks up the pinworm eggs and the tape is then stuck to a microscope slide. The eggs can be viewed under the microscope, as seen above. (Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

Pinworm, close-up of the head
Pinworm, close-up of the head

This is the head of a pinworm. Pinworms are most common in children. They are easily transmitted and sometimes appear in small outbreaks among school children.

Pinworms
Pinworms

Pinworms are a contagious intestinal parasite infestation that occurs commonly in children.





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