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November 1953

PINWORM INFECTION (ENTEROBIASIS) IN CHILDREN: A Comparative Study of Four Oxyuricides

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;86(5):592-600. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050080605005
Abstract

THE HIGH incidence of pinworm infection, in both children and adults, has been reported from all parts of the world. It is estimated that there are 209,000,000 cases of pinworm infection throughout the world.1 The incidence among school children varies considerably in different areas. Stoll and co-workers2 reported the lowest incidence, 1%, in Guam school children. Sutliff and Echandi3 reported an incidence of 4.3% in hospitalized children in San Jose, Costa Rica. Killingsworth and co-workers4 reported an incidence of 32% in Port Arthur and Houston, Texas. Askue (personal communication) reports an incidence of 30% in clinic and hospitalized children in Philadelphia. Kuitunen-Ekbaum5 reported an incidence of 60% in Toronto, Canada, children. Cristovao6 in a study of 309 children in Sao Paulo, Brazil, found 60% infected. Voplenko7 in a study of 6,552 Russian children reported a low incidence of 17%. The incidence reported from

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