Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: March  2017

Summary

Definition

History and exam

Key diagnostic factors

  • perianal pruritus
  • perianal erythema
  • presence of worms

Other diagnostic factors

  • restlessness
  • insomnia
  • vulvar pruritus

Risk factors

  • school attendance or institutionalization
  • thumb sucking

Diagnostic investigations

Treatment algorithm

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

Michael J. Smith

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

University of Louisville School of Medicine

Attending Physician

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Kosair Children's Hospital

Louisville

KY

Disclosures

MJS declares that he has no competing interests.

Dr Michael J. Smith would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr Theoklis Zaoutis, a previous contributor to this monograph. TZ declares that he has no competing interests.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Hasbro Children's Hospital

Providence

RI

Disclosures

RR declares that he has no competing interests.

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