Introduction: Pinworm


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Pinworm: Pinworms, also called threadworms, typically infect the bowel of children in tropical areas.

Pinworm: This infection is caused by a small, white intestinal worm called Enterobius vermicularis (EN-ter-O-be-us ver-MIK-u-lar-is). Pinworms are about the length of a staple and live in the rectum of humans. While an infected person sleeps, female pinworms leave the intestines through the anus and deposit eggs on the surrounding skin. 1

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1. excerpt from Pinworm Infection: DPD

Last revision: April 9, 2003

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