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Description:This photomicrographic study of a section of appendiceal tissue, revealed the presence of pinworms, Enterobius vermicularis, previously Oxyuris vermicularis, which had been cut in cross-section.
Also referred to as threadworm, or seatworm, this nematode, or roundworm, can infect all people, however, it most commonly occurs among children, institutionalized persons, and household members of persons with pinworm infection. Pinworm infection is treatable with over-the-counter or prescription medication, but reinfection, which occurs easily, should be prevented.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. George R. Healy
Creation Date:1971
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Links:CDC – Global Health - Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria; Parasites - Enterobiasis (also known as Pinworm Infection)
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