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Pinworm, close-up of the head

This is the head of a pinworm. Pinworms are most common in children. They are easily transmitted and sometimes appear in small outbreaks among school children.


Review Date: 7/26/2010
Reviewed By: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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