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:

Medically reviewed by Avrom Simon, MD; Board Certified Preventative Medicine with Subspecialty in Occupational Medicine

REFERENCE: Parasites - Enterobiasis.

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 6/3/2015

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