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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FIGURE 28.49. Pinworm egg from urine of 11-year-old girl. One side of the long axis is always more curved than the other.
<bold>FIG. 32.3.</bold> Vulval granuloma inguinale of relatively recent origin. Some lesions are separate, others confluent. The margin of lesion is raised and scrolled; the base is granular and covered imperfectly by thin, gray slough. (From Demis DJ, Crounse RG, Dobson RL, et al, eds. Clinical dermatology, Vol 3. Hagerstown, MD: Harper & Row, 1972, with permission.)
<bold>FIG. 32.3.</bold> Vulval granuloma inguinale of relatively recent origin. Some lesions are separate, others confluent. T...
Figure 32.11. Three female worms of E. vermicularis are seen in a cellophane tape preparation.
Pinworms - Main image shows young child scratch the anal region, an indication of pinworm (enterobius vermicularis) infestion; insert shows pinworms as seen under a microscope.
Pinworms - Main image shows young child scratch the anal region, an indication of pinworm (enterobius vermicularis) infestion; insert show...