Intestinal infection with Enterobius vermicularis
Characterized by perineal and perianal itching
Usually worse at night
System(s) affected: gastrointestinal; skin/exocrine
Perianal or perineal itching
Abdominal pain (rare)
Insomnia (typically due to pruritus)
Treatment options include:
Albendazole (Albenza): 400 mg PO as a single dose in adults and children >20 kg; may repeat in 2 weeks; 200 mg PO as a single dose repeated i...
Take medicine with food.
Practice good hygiene: hand washing and perianal hygiene; particu...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Parasites—Enterobiasis (also known as pinworm infection). https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/pinworm/health_professionals/index.html. Accessed...
Nocturnal or early morning perianal itch with restless sleep or insomnia (particularly in children) is the hallmark of symptomatic pinworm infection.
Treatment includes of mebendazole, ...
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