Enterobius vermicularis (Linnaeus 1758)



Enterobius vermicularis, coomonly known as pinworm, in the etiologic agent of the the most pervalent nematode infection of humans in temperate climates, affecting mainly children less than 12 years of age. Transmission of enterobiasis is especially frequent in elementary shools and day-care centers. 1 It has no host other than humans.


Adult Worm Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Female Worm Ascaris Lumbricoides Trichuris Trichiura 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia University, Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Laboratory of Malaria Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.Yale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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