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- Tiny, white worms near the entrance to the anus
- Mild redness to the skin around the anus
If worms are not visible on the skin around the anus, tests may help make the diagnosis of pinworms.
Tests that may be used to evaluate pinworms include:
- The transparent tape test:
- Tape applied to the anus at night may reveal worms and eggs
- Fingernail samples:
- May contain worms or eggs after scratching
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PubMed Pinworms References
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- Dahlstrom JE, Macarthur EB. Enterobius vermicularis: a possible cause of symptoms resembling appendicitis. Aust N Z J Surg. 1994 Oct;64(10):692-4.