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How can enterobiasis be detected using stool examination?


Yes, by means of an Ova & Parasite (O&P) examination performed on three consecutive stool samples. The stool samples are processed to concentrate any parasitic organisms and/or their eggs. This concentrate is then examined using a microscope to visualize their presence.

I just noticed the answer that Ms Lila posted. Your question refers to an amebic infection, which can only be diagnosed through an O&P examination. Ms. Lila is giving you the collection information for pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis), which is a small worm that exits the anus at night to lay her eggs. It is completely different than an amebic infection, usually caused by an organism called Entamoeba histolytica that causes rampant diarrhea. The organism can be visualized in either the amebic or cyst form.  (+ info)

Where can I find articles on the relationship between enterobiasis and invasive perianal diseases as fissure?


I have an ongoing study of the possiple relationship between pinworm disease and Fissure and fistula in ano , but I failed to find semiliar studies , thank you
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This may be a good place to start:

http://www.aafp.org/afp/20010615/2391.html

THe article lists this reference if you really need to get to know the topic well:

Zuber TJ. Diseases of the rectum and anus. In: Taylor RB, ed. Family medicine: principles and practice. 5th ed. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1998:792.

Hope that helps!  (+ info)

Enterobiasis.Okay I think I have the Symptoms for Enterobiasis.(Pinworms)?


Okay I went to a trip.I stay there for 4 days, There were mainly teenagers. Okay what should I do? I felt itching and it burning at night, I saw with my mirror my anal part and saw little white things that I saw them move. So could I die? How could I get them removed?
Is this contaigeous?
I am a very clean person.
I was in a crowded enviroment for the 4 days.
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No. You won't die. You just need to go to the doctor and they will examine you and give you some meds and they'll be gone in no time.

You have to be very careful about what you eat - it has to be fully cooked. You need to WASH YOUR HANDS!!! After you leave the bathroom and before you eat!

It's mainly children who get thembecause they put everything in their mouth.  (+ info)

Pinworms or Roids? (MD opinion please)?


ive been thinking i had an enterobiasis infection because recently ive been waking up at night with an intense itching so i took the recommended amount of mebendazole (the only antihelmintic i can find) and 2 days have gone by while the itching is still fairly pervasive. is it possible for pinworms to be resistant to mebendazole? should i take more or get a GI consult about possible roids? i know the beginning stage involves itching.
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Is it normal for worms to come out of your skin?


This is a little embarrassing to ask... Especially since I've pretty much used my real name on here, hahah... Anyways.
After doing a little research on my own, I suspect that I may or may not have Enterobiasis, or a pin worm infection. I have a few of the symptoms listed, except my weight and appetite are just fine. But this morning, I had a really annoying itch on my shin. So, I scratched it. At first it felt like a bee-sting or something. So I turned on the light and got a pair of tweezers. But when I pulled it out, it wasn't just a tiny little bee-sting (Also, how could a bee be around in this frigid weather?). It was a little white worm looking thing, about half a centimeter in length. It felt really weird when I pulled it out, and now there is a little itchy bump like a mosquito bite there.

I've had pin worm before, and been treated for it. I'm also sort of having some trouble sleeping and there is a rash appearing on the back of my leg. (I once broke out in hives all over once, but I don't know if that's related or not...) I read that they usually stay around your intestines and stuff. It's taking a lot of courage to write this, though. Since pin worm is associated with 'dirty' people. My hygienic habits are as good as anyone's, though. Is it normal to be able to yank a worm out of your leg?
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That's just gross. Go to the dr and get some medicine.  (+ info)


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