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Recurrent Pinworm Infestation


1Grant Government Medical College, Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India, 2Consultant in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Levioza Health Care, Mumbai, India

Address for Correspondence: Flat number 402, Ramdeo Arise, Behind Hotel Airport Centre Pt, Wardha Road, Nagpur-440025.
Email: suhani2208@gmail.com


Keywords: Recurrent infections, Pinworms, Pulse scheme

Clinical Problem :
A 6-year-old boy presented with passing recurrent worms in the stool for three years for which he had been treated with multiple courses of anthelminthics in form of Albendazole and mebendazole.
Additionally, he also had severe itching in the anal region. His mother and sister also had been passing worms in their stools for 3 years which were unresponsive to medication. On examination, the boy’s weight was 20 kg. Systemic examination was normal. Routine stool examination shows the presence of Enterobius Vermicularis (pinworms).

What will be the best course of management for this patient and his family?
What will be the best course of management for this patient and his family?
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