Pinworm Causes

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Causes of Pinworm

A small white worm called Enterobius vermicularis causes pinworm infection. A separate species also causing infection ( E gregorii ) has been reported in England.

Pinworms are spread by accidentally eating the eggs of the worm that can be found on infected clothing, bedding, toys, or in the stool of an infected person (eg, diapers).


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