The development of the cellophane tip, introduced by workers in the National Institute of Health, has provided for the first time a practical laboratory method of diagnosing oxyuriasis.1 By means of this technic it has been shown that the incidence of this disease is greater than was previously thought.1 While the method has limitations, as will be demonstrated in this paper, it has proved superior as a means of diagnosis to examinations of stools and of stool concentrates. Brady and Wright used the cellophane tip in studying the symptomatology of this disease in a group of 200 outpatients in Washington, D. C.2
SYMPTOMS COMMONLY ASSOCIATED WITH OXYURIASIS
Textbooks list numerous symptoms attributed to infection with pinworms. The following compilation includes those commonly associated with oxyuriasis by standard texts and by available periodical literature.3General symptoms: (1) Anemia; (2) malnutrition; (3) anorexia; (4) dark circles under the
FLEEK MILLER J, EINHORN NH. OXYURIASISA CLINICAL SURVEY OF 200 CONSECUTIVE CASES OF INFECTION WITH ENTEROBIUS VERMICULARIS IN CHILDREN. Am J Dis Child. 1944;68(6):376–381. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020120010002
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