Enterobiasis Workup

Updated: Apr 27, 2016
  • Author: Wayne Wolfram, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Workup

Laboratory Studies

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  • Without a visual report, diagnosis of enterobiasis can be confirmed using the knowledge that eggs are normally deposited in great quantities on the perineum at night.
  • Wide (2 inch) transparent tape is pressed against the perineum at night or in the morning before the patient bathes to capture eggs. [9] Three such specimens are usually consecutively collected.
  • Diagnosis is made by identifying eggs under the low-power lens of microscope. Dilute sodium hydroxide or toluene should be added to the slide.
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Imaging Studies

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  • Imaging studies are not indicated.
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