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Pinworms

Pinworms


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Tiny very fine white worms, 1/2 to 1 cm in length, quite similar to maggots, which live in the small intestine.
Anal itching is typical of infestation, especially in the evening. To confirm the contamination, you can resort to a so-called Graham test or scotch test. It consists of sticking a piece of adhesive on the anal area and subjecting it to a microscopic examination in the laboratory.
The antiparasitic treatment is carried out twice, at fifteen days intervals. It is important to treat the whole family.

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