53 out of 100
Itching around the rectum is commonly caused by the pinworm, Enterobius vermicularis. Which of the following is false regarding pinworms?
|A||It has a simple rectum to mouth life cycle (do not scratch your bum and suck your thumb)|
|B||Diagnosis is best made by a stool O&P exam|
|C||It is highly contagious infecting a number of members of a family at the same time|
|D||The egg is oval, flat on one side and contains a single larvae folded over like a safety pin|
Ans. B Diagnosis is best made by a stool O&P exam
Diagnosis of enterobiasis is best made by perianal swab. Eggs are often not seen on stool examination.