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Pinworm Infections in Children

Description

Enterobius : A genus of intestinal nematode worms which includes the pinworm or threadworm Enterobius vermicularis. [1]

Enterobiasis : Infection with nematodes of the genus ENTEROBIUS. E. vermicularis, the pinworm of man, causes a crawling sensation and pruritus. This condition results in scratching the area, occasionally causing scarification. [1]

Anthelmintics : Agents destructive to parasitic worms. They are used therapeutically in the treatment of HELMINTHIASIS in man and animal. [1]

[1] MeSH 2001 © National Library of Medicine


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