- Pinworm infections are easy to treat, and the pinworms go away.
- Because the pinworm infection is so highly contagious, it is not unusual for infections to recur.
Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American board of Surgery
Author: John Mersch, MD, FAAP
Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth.com
Previous contributing authors and editors:
Author: Robert W Shaffer, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center.
Brian W Cook, MD, FACEP, Medical Director of Emergency and Urgent Care Services,
Saline Community Hospital; Site Coordinator, Clinical Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital, University of Michigan.
Editors: Mitchell J Goldman,
DO, FAAP, FAAEM, Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine,
St Vincent Emergency Physicians, Inc; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior
Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; James Quinn, MD, Director of Research Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine University of California at San Francisco Medical Center.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/27/2014
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