The term “pinworm” refers to Enterobius vermicularis, a tiny, threadlike, white roundworm (formally known as a nematode) that infects the. Gravid females move outside the anus during the night and deposit eggs in the perianal area. The larvae in the egg become infective in approximately 4 hours. Pinworm life cycle and route of infection and reinfection3. The life cycle of pinworm . Ascaris lumbricoides (roundworm), Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm ).

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CDC – DPDx – Enterobiasis

Derivative works of this file: Manson’s tropical diseases 22nd ed. Handwashingdaily bathing in the morning, daily changing of underwear [1]. Enterobius vermicularis adult worms. Note the prominent alae blue arrow and the presence of eggs yellow arrow. Posterior end of the lite in Figure D. Almost the entire body of a gravid female becomes filled with eggs.

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For all practical purposes, the morphology, life cycle, clinical presentation, and treatment of E. This page was last edited on 9 Marchat Adult males of Enterobius vermicularis measure up to 2.


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Enterobiasis [Enterobius vermicularis] Life cycle of Enterobius vermicularis 1: Here’s how it works: Permission Reusing this file. Diphyllobothrium latum Diphyllobothriasis Spirometra erinaceieuropaei Sparganosis Diphyllobothrium mansonoides Sparganosis.


DPDx is an education resource designed for health professionals and laboratory scientists. The spicule is withdrawn into the worm in this specimen.

Pinworm infectionalso known as enterobiasisis a human parasitic disease caused by the pinworm. Following ingestion of infective eggs, the larvae hatch in the small intestine and the adults establish themselves in the colon.

Gravid females migrate nocturnally outside the anus and oviposit while crawling on the skin of the perianal area. Mebendazolepyrantel pamoateor albendazole [4].

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Retrieved 16 October Notice the presence of the alae blue arrowintestine red arrow and testis enyerobius arrow. Strongyloides stercoralis Strongyloidiasis Trichostrongylus spp. The pinworm species Enterobius vermicularisalso known as threadworm in the United Kingdom and Australasia or seatwormis a parasitic worm.


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Pinworm infection

Archived from the original PDF on 10 September Pinworm infection cannot be totally prevented under most circumstances. The disease is spread between people by pinworm eggs. It grows in human caecum, colon and appendix. Retrieved 21 August Humans are the only natural host xycle Enterobius vermicularis. Fasciolopsis buski Fasciolopsiasis Metagonimus yokagawai Metagonimiasis Heterophyes heterophyes Heterophyiasis.

National Library of Medicine. Enterobius vermicularis Enterobiasis Pinworm. The following other wikis use this file: The worm measured 1.

Retrieved 18 November Archived from the original on 15 October Oxyuridae a distinct species? January 10, Content source: January 10, Page last updated: In British usage, however, pinworm refers to Strongyloideswhile Enterobius is called enterobiud.