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Enterobius Vermicularis (Pinworm).

Authors

Rawla P1, Sharma S2.

Source

StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2019-.
2019 Jun 26.

Author information

1
Sovah Health, Martinsville, VA
2
Mery Fitzgerald Hospital

Excerpt

Enterobius vermicularis, also called pinworm, is one of the most common nematode infections in the world. Originally, E. vermicularis was named Oxyuris vermicularis. Humans are the only natural host for this infection. Transmission occurs in people who are living in crowded environments and usually occurs within families. The worms are tiny, thread-like, and whitish. The worm is named after the characteristic pin-like tail present on the posterior part of female worms.[1][2]

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