Impact of Enterobius vermicularis infection and mebendazole treatment on intestinal El tratamiento antiparasitario redujo la parasitosis intestinal a 15,1 % (P. Pinworm infection, also called enterobiasis, is caused by Enterobius vermicularis. E vermicularis is a white slender nematode with a pointed tail. Int J Infect Dis. Aug; doi: / Epub Jun 1. Is the treatment of Enterobius vermicularis co-infection necessary to.

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As the most common nematode parasite of humans in North America and Europe, pinworms Enterobius vermicularis infect more than million people worldwide.

Living in the large intestine, pinworm infestations may be asymptomatic or result in mild irritations of the gastrointestinal tract. Mature female pinworms are about twice as long as the 5-millimeter-long males, which live only until copulation occurs.

When she is ready to lay her 10, plus eggs, the female enterobkus crawls out of the host’s anus, deposits the eggs on the perianal skin, and then dies.

At the average human body temperature of The eggs are ingested by another human host and enteroius in the small intestine. In about a month, the parasitic nematodes reach maturity and reproduce sexually, reinitiating the life cycle. A common symptom of a pinworm infestation is perianal itching associated with the nocturnal egg-laying habits of E. Children, the most commonly infected subpopulation because of close proximity in daycare and classroom situations, and often poor sanitary habits, undergo noticeable changes associated with pinworm parasitic loads including irritability, insomnia, and restlessness.


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With women as hosts, adult pinworms can also enter the vagina and cause additional discomfort. Prevention of pinworm tratamiengo involves the common sense of washing ones hands routinely, but especially after using the bathroom and before eating. Once infected, bed linens, clothing, carpets, towels, and curtains need to be cleaned since they may be contaminated with eggs.

Highly contagious, reinfection is common and therefore once one member of a classroom or family is infested, the whole group may need to be treated medically. Detection of pinworms is made by examining the perianal tissue with a flashlight, preferably very early in the morning, when the pinworms lay their eggs, with the roundworms literally glowing under the bright light.

In addition, eggs can be gathered for later examination by using cellophane tape on a stick.

Enterobius vermicularis life cycle

The flattened, ovoid eggs are very resistant to dehydration and can even be dispersed in the air. Usually no medical treatment is necessary, although doses trxtamiento mebendazole and pyrantel pamoate are sometimes prescribed to kill adult parasites, particularly with massive infestations or when treatments for secondary bacterial infections or other serious symptoms are required.


KellyThomas J. Fellers and Michael W. Visit the Molecular Expressions Website. Darkfield Digital Image Gallery Pinworms Enterobius vermicularis As the most common nematode parasite of humans in North America and Europe, pinworms Enterobius vermicularis infect more than million people worldwide. Contributing Authors Cynthia D.

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