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Pinworm in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22432492     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A case of enterobiasis in pregnancy that presented as copious nocturnal vaginal discharge is reported. Enterobius vermicularis is the most common parasite infecting humans. Transmission can be fecal-oral or via fomites, and recently arrived immigrants from developing countries and individuals who live in households with young children are particularly at risk. Pinworms are most frequently found in the gastrointestinal tract but can also enter the vagina and bladder. Patients typically present with nocturnal anal itching, and diagnosis can be made by clinical history. Treatment includes an antihelminthic agent for the patient and members of the household as well as home hygiene measures to prevent transmission.
Authors:
Lauren Vose
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of midwifery & women's health     Volume:  57     ISSN:  1542-2011     ISO Abbreviation:  J Midwifery Womens Health     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100909407     Medline TA:  J Midwifery Womens Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  184-7     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Copyright Information:
© 2012 by the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
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