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Enterobius vermicularis (Pinworm)

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Enterobius vermicularis is a small parasitic worm that lives in the human large intestine. People get infected with pinworms via the feco-oral route, and its classical symptoms is pruritus around the anus, but can also cause insomnia, irritability, and weight loss. Diagnosis requires the visualization of the eggs on a scotch tape test.