Pinworms, also called threadworms, typically infect the bowel
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Symptoms of Pinworm
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Treatments for Pinworm
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Alternative Treatments for Pinworm
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Diagnostic Tests for Pinworm
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Pinworm: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Pinworm
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms.
Although the most common...read more »
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called ...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,
but can also kill the...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In fact, it's more likely to...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children.
See...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, ...read more »
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Prognosis for Pinworm
Prognosis for Pinworm:
Rarely serious, many resolve even without treatment.
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Prevention of Pinworm
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Article Excerpts about Pinworm
Pinworm Infection: DPD (Excerpt)
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. (Source: excerpt from Pinworm Infection: DPD)
Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)
Pinworms are small,
threadlike roundworms found primarily in the colon and rectum. The
life cycle of the pinworm – egg, larva, and mature worm – takes
place inside the human body and requires from three to six weeks to
complete. (Source: excerpt from Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)
Definitions of Pinworm:
Infection with nematodes of the genus ENTEROBIUS; E. vermicularis, the pinworm of man, causes a crawling sensation and pruritus. This condition results in scratching the area, occasionally causing scarification.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Small threadlike worm infesting human intestines and rectum especially in children
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
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