The pinworm, Enterobius vermicularis

Prim Care. 1991 Mar;18(1):13-24.


The pinworm, Enterobius vermicularis, is the most common intestinal parasite in the primary care setting, regardless of race, socioeconomic or cultural circumstances. This article discusses symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Enterobius / physiology
  • Humans
  • Oxyuriasis / diagnosis
  • Oxyuriasis / drug therapy
  • Oxyuriasis / parasitology*