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Pediatric Medicine

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  1. Enterobiasis. Enterobiasis (pinworm infection) is the most common cause of perianal itching in young children, especially when the itching occurs during the nighttime. The definitive diagnosis may be established by identifying worms, which may be seen by parents, or eggs, which can often be obtained by applying cellophane tape to the rectal area early in the morning. The infection is easily treated with oral antiparasitic medication.

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