Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Pinworms Transmission

Pinworms are passed from person to person by coming into contact with infected material.

After treatment, children with pinworms may return to school or day care immediately. They do not need to be quarantined from other children.

Last Updated: Jul 7, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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