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Pinworm Test (cont.)

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What does the lifecycle of a pinworm look like?

Picture of the lifecycle of a pinworm
Picture of the lifecycle of a pinworm. Source: CDC.gov

Medically reviewed by Rambod Rouhbakhsh, MD, MBA, FAAFP; American Board of Family Medicine

REFERENCE:

CDC.gov. Parasites - Enterobiasis.
<http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/pinworm/>

Jeandron A, Abdylaeva G, Usubalieva J et al., Accuracy of the Kato-Katz, adhesive tape and FLTOTAC techniques for helminth diagnosis among children in Kyrgyzstan, ACTA Trop., 116(3):185-192, 2010.

Previous contributing author: Robert Ferry Jr., MD


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/3/2014

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