How should patients be monitored following treatment for pinworm infection (enterobiasis)?

Updated: Nov 21, 2018
  • Author: Sun Huh, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Patients with pinworm infection must undergo follow-up examination to evaluate for reinfection after anthelmintic treatment is completed.

Although the first single examination may be negative for Enterobius eggs, a follow-up perianal swab is necessary if perianal itching or prickling pain persists.


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