- The most common helminthic infection in the US.
- Although most infected individuals are asymptomatic, perianal itching is the most common clinical presentation.
- Diagnosis is made by applying adhesive tape to the perianal area and examining for eggs or adult worms.
- Treatment consists of a single dose of an appropriate anti-helmintic followed by a repeat dose at 2 weeks.
Last updated: Jul 19, 2012