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Pinworm, close-up of the head

Pinworm, close-up of the head

Overview

This is the head of a pinworm. Pinworms are most common in children. They are easily transmitted and sometimes appear in small outbreaks among school children.

Update Date 8/31/2014

Updated by: Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.