What Causes Anal Itching?
Discussion Pinworms are caused by the parasite Enterobius vermicularis. Humans are the only known reservoir and are infected by fecal-oral transmission of eggs or indirectly such as through contaminated clothing or bedding. It is commonly seen in children and can easily pass to family members, plus people can become easily reinfected. The incubation period is usually 1-2 months and eggs can survive outside humans for 2-3 weeks. Adult worms migrate at night from the anus to the perianal skin and vulvar areas causing anal or vulvar itching. The itching can cause sleep problems and scratching can cause secondary bacterial inf...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 31, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Pinworms in Children and Adults
Title: Pinworms in Children and AdultsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/22/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 22, 2022 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news
How does Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus Present?
Discussion Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA) is a chronic inflammatory disease with a strong autoimmune association. It can occur with other autoimmune diseases. Its specific cause is unknown. It affects females and males of all ages, but especially females 40-60 years. In the pediatric population it affects prepubertal females most often. Treatment includes steroid medications or anti-inflammatory medications. Other treatments may be offered including phototherapy, and much less commonly systemic steroids or immunosuppressive therapy. Circumcision may also be an option for some males. Childhood LSA generally improves b...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 6, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Pinworms (Enterobiasis) in Kids and Adults
Title: Pinworms (Enterobiasis) in Kids and AdultsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/2/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - March 2, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news
What Distinguishes Childhood Masturbation from Other Potential Diagnostic Entities?
Discussion “Childhood masturbation (CM) is defined as self-stimulation of the genitalia in a prepubescent child.” CM is normal sexual behavior and can be noted at all ages including infancy. It becomes very common after puberty. It is one of the most common sexual behaviors. CM can resemble the same adult masturbatory activity including flushing, sweating, muscular contracting and breath holding or tachypnea. However in younger children these changes are not recognized, are interpreted differently or infants and young children may also have different activities. “…(1)stereotyped posturing of the low...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 16, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Traditional Chinese medicinal plant yields new insecticide compounds
(American Chemical Society) For hundreds of years, practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine have used an herb called Stemona sessilifolia as a remedy for parasitic infections, such as those caused by pinworms and lice. Now, researchers reporting in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have identified 10 compounds that might be responsible for the herb's effectiveness. But there's a twist: The insecticides are produced by symbiotic microbes that live within the plant's cells -- not by S. sessilifolia itself. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 29, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Researchers Find Potential New Target for Mesothelioma Treatment
An international research team has identified a novel molecular target with potential to significantly improve future treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma. The recent findings could lead to a drug that targets key genetic inhibitors often preventing a patient’s own immune system from suppressing mesothelioma tumor growth. Dr. Antonio Giordano, part of the collaborative research team, said the goal is reducing mesothelioma mortality with a combinational therapy that includes this new target. “These findings help us define molecular mechanisms that may be key to mesothelioma aggressiveness and progression,” Gior...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 14, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news
Title: Pinworms (Enterobiasis)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - November 18, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news
Health Tip: Avoid a Pinworm Infection
-- Pinworms are thin and white and typically measure 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch in length. Female pinworms lay thousands of eggs while the infected person sleeps. They can cause anal itching or have no virtually no symptoms, the Mayo Foundation says. An... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Treatment and home remedies for pinworms
A pinworm infection is a common worm infection in children and those living in close quarters. If a person believes that they have a pinworm infection, it is best to seek medical attention initially. A person can then also try a variety of home remedies, such as coconut oil and garlic, as complementary treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news
Parasite Drug Shows Effectiveness Against Mesothelioma
Dr. Antonio Giordano believes his team has cleared the path to the next breakthrough in the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma. The advancement involves a new use for an old drug, pyrvinium pamoate, which doctors have successfully used for more than 50 years to treat infections of pinworm parasite. “This drug that no one expected to be involved with mesothelioma is potentially a new weapon against this aggressive type of tumor,” Giordano told Asbestos.com. “Our findings are exciting, very exciting. This one can move forward.” Giordano is the founder and director of the Sbarro Health Research Organization (...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 21, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news
Pinworms (Infection in Children and Adults, Enterobiasis)
Title: Pinworms (Infection in Children and Adults, Enterobiasis)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 22, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news
A case of enterobiasis presenting as post-traumatic-stress-disorder (PTSD): a curious case of the infection with predominant mental health symptoms, presenting for the first time in the settings of a refugee camp - Karamitros G, Kitsos N, Athanasopoulos F.
Enterobiasis (oxyuriasis) is a common infection in human caused by Enterobius vermicularis (E. vermicularis), a human intestinal helminth. Because of the easy way of its transmission among people, it has an extremely high prevalence in overcrowded condit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Feinstein Institute examines use of antiparasitic drug as new treatment for brain tumors
(Northwell Health) Marc Symons, PhD, professor at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is examining if a common medication administered to treat pinworms, could replace the current treatment used for certain brain cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Parasite Wonders: A suspected pinworm
This week's case involves a young boy who had been unsuccessfully treated for pinworm infection. A suspected worm was submitted for identification.?What is it? Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Dr. Bobbi Pritt?posts a new case, along with the answer to the previous case. Read Dr. Pritt's blog, Creepy, Dreadful, Wonderful Parasites, and submit your answers, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 4, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news