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Other Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Pinworm Infection


Other Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Pinworm Infection

Other conditions with symptoms similar to pinworm infection include:

  • Inflammation and swelling of the veins surrounding the lowest part of the intestines and the anus (hemorrhoids).
  • Infections caused by other intestinal parasites (Ascaris, Trichuris, or tapeworms).
  • Urinary tract infection (causing painful urination).
  • Vaginal infection (causing vaginal itching and discharge).
  • Irritation of the skin around the anus caused by contact with chemicals (contact dermatitis) or by long-term itching of the skin around the anus.
  • Infection of the skin around the anus caused by a fungus or by bacteria (strep).

Other less common conditions with similar symptoms include skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema (atopic dermatitis), or scabies.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Last RevisedSeptember 2, 2010

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