Pinworm

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Pinworm
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A pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis).
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Enterobius
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  • Enterobius vermicularis
  • Enterobius gregorii

Pinworm is an intestinal infection caused by tiny parasitic worms. One of the most common roundworm infections, pinworm infections affect millions of people each year, particularly children.