Pinworm Test (cont.)
Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
In this Article
- What is pinworm infection?
- What is the pinworm test?
- When should the pinworm test be done?
- Aside from the anal region, what other area can be tested for pinworms?
- Can I see the pinworms myself?
- What do pinworms look like?
- What does the lifecycle of a pinworm look like?
What does the lifecycle of a pinworm look like?
Figure 2, picture of the lifecycle of a pinworm (image courtesy of CDC.gov)
CDC.gov. Parasites - Enterobiasis.
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Previous contributing author: Robert Ferry Jr., MD
Last Editorial Review: 1/21/2011
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