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Causes of Pinworm

Primary Cause of Pinworm

The primary cause of Pinworm is the result:

  • of transmission of an infectious agent by another person by one or more of the following: saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc.

Pinworm: Geographical Location Profile

Geographical Profile for Pinworm: A pinworm is the most common roundworm parasite in temperate climates even in areas with high... (Source: excerpt from Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID) ...more »

Pinworm: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Pinworm, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Pinworm:

Pinworm: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Pinworm: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

What causes Pinworm?

Article excerpts about the causes of Pinworm:
Pinworms enter the body when eggs are swallowed. The female pinworm expels thousands of eggs into the environment. Because the eggs are moist and a bit resistant to drying, they may be able to infect someone for several days after being distributed in dust. They can cling to the fingers of children. (Source: excerpt from Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Related information on causes of Pinworm:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Pinworm may be found in:


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