Enterobiasis


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enterobiasis

[‚ent·ə·rō′bī·ə·səs]
(medicine)
Infestation of the intestinal tract of humans with the nematode Enterobius vermacularis (pinworm); characterized by mild enteritis.

Enterobiasis

 

a human disease of the helminthiasis group, caused by the pinworm (Oxyuris vermicularis). Enterobiasis most often affects children. Infection occurs when ova of the helminth are swallowed. The source of infection is an infected human. The principal symptom is itching in the anal region, where the pin-worms deposit their ova. The disease is frequently accompanied by nausea, occasional stomach pain, diarrhea, irritability, and disrupted sleep.

Enterobiasis is treated with piperazine or other anthelmintics. Preventive measures consist in observing cleanliness of the body, clothing, dwelling, and school and work premises. The underwear of patients is pressed each day with a hot iron; before sleep the perineum is washed with soap and warm water and close-fitting underclothing is put on.

REFERENCE

Leikina, E. S. Vazhneishie gel’mintozy cheloveka. Moscow, 1967.
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En esta investigacion no se evidencio una relacion entre la presencia de parasitosis intestinales y la ausencia del lavado de manos; no obstante, al analizar el lavado de las manos con el sintoma prurito anal, se encontro que 58,8% de los ninos que presentaron lavado de manos inadecuado tenian este sintoma, frente a 31,9% de los que afirmaron lavado adecuado (p=0,008); este hallazgo hace inferir que, aunque no se estudio la enterobiasis, probablemente los que tienen lavado de mano inadecuado sean mas propensos a presentar este tipo de enteroparasito, hecho epidemiologicamente posible debido a los mecanismos de transmision asociados a la enterobiasis (2).
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