Pinworm is also known as Enterobius vermicularis. Enterobius vermicularis is also known as nematode roundworm.
The common signs and symptoms of infection caused by pinworm may also include itching of the perianal region which later lead to scratching of the intestine. The complication of pinworm infection may include vaginitis due to migration of Enterobius vermicularis into the vagina.
The mode of transmission of pinworm infection is via ingestion of eggs from fecal oral spread. The eggs will hatch in the small intestine while the larvae migrate to the colon and grow into adults. The female adults may later lay eggs in the perianal region.
Perianal sampling is taken by using adhesive tape and an applicator to detect the present of the egg.
The prevention steps taken to stop pinworm infection may include good personal hygiene. The treatment may include mebendazole and pyrantel pamoate which kill the pinworm.
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