"TAKE IT EASY" Pinworm infection: often easy to treat
Un exercice pour perfectionner son anglais biomédical : un texte en anglais, avec son glossaire et son mini-quiz.

Enterobiasis is an intestinal parasitic infection caused by a roundworm (nematode): Enterobius vermicularis (formerly named Oxyuris vermicularis). It is very common in children aged 3 to 10 years and their close contacts. Transmission is human-to-human and is common within a family and community. Pinworm infection is often asymptomatic and the main presenting symptom is perianal itching, particularly at night, which contributes to contamination of the hands with pinworm eggs...

enterobiasis • pinworm infection • community • itching • breastfeeding...

Questions (True or False?)
1- Few data are available to guide the choice between albendazole, flubendazole, mebendazole and pyrantel in pinworm infection.
2- All drugs used to treat enterobiasis are active against pinworm eggs.
3- Treatment of pinworm infection generally consists of 2 oral doses, taken 2 weeks apart.
4- When treating a breastfeeding woman with albendazole or mebendazole, breastfeeding should be suspended for 2 days.

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