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Pin Worms / Pinworms


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Pinworm

Pinworm is an intestinal infection caused by the roundworm Enterobius vermicularis. The worm, which is about 1/2" long, lives in the rectum of humans. Worms leave the the rectum at night & lay eggs on the skin around the anus. The infection is most common in school-age children, affecting up to 1/3 of US children. When symptoms occur, they include itching around the anus, insomnia, & irritability.

Picture from CDC, text paraphrased from several sources on list below

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