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Pinworm: Introduction

Pinworms, also called threadworms, typically infect the bowel of children in tropical areas. ...more »

Symptoms of Pinworm

Treatments for Pinworm

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Pinworm?

Pinworm: Related Patient Stories

Pinworm: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Pinworm

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Pinworm may include:

  • Vidanga, shardunika and trikatu Ayurvedic herbal remedy
  • Triphala supplement
  • Cina homeopathic remedy
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Diagnostic Tests for Pinworm

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Pinworm: Complications

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Causes of Pinworm

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Disease Topics Related To 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 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 more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, 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 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 be an 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 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 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 disorder with 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 more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Pinworm

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Pinworm: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Pinworm

Prognosis for Pinworm: Rarely serious, many resolve even without treatment.

Prevention of Pinworm

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Statistics for Pinworm

Pinworm: Broader Related Topics

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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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