Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Pinworms Incidence

Facts about pinworms:

  • About 20 percent of children between 5 and 10 years old are infected with pinworms each year in the US.
  • Pinworms are more common in girls than in boys.
  • Pinworms are more common in children than in adults.

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Last Updated: Jun 20, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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