November 2, 2002
    Pinworms: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to pinworms: Although adults often shudder at the thought of pinworms, most kids don't have this same gut response. In any case, pinworms are mostly harmless and inhabit people in every s…

    Child sitting on a blanket on the grass. What are pinworms?
    April 2, 1997
    What are Pinworms?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The pinworm, or Enterobius vermicularis, is one of the most common parasitic infections of humans. Somewhere between 10% and 40% of children have pinworms at any given time (Pedia…