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Why would a patient need a pinworm slide?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Proper diagnosis
There are more than a dozen things that could trigger perianal itching & a PW slide test can help rule in or out this possibility.
PW eggs are often attached to the perianal skin and can be pulled off by tape which is applied to the slide & then examined under a microscope. Some assume all such itching is worms and self treat multiple times. Treatment won't work if you treat the wrong thing.

In brief: Proper diagnosis
There are more than a dozen things that could trigger perianal itching & a PW slide test can help rule in or out this possibility.
PW eggs are often attached to the perianal skin and can be pulled off by tape which is applied to the slide & then examined under a microscope. Some assume all such itching is worms and self treat multiple times. Treatment won't work if you treat the wrong thing.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: Pinworms
A pinworm slide is looking for the eggs of the pinworm. It can be done by clear cellophane tape.
Seeing characteristic eggs on the tape leads to the diagnosis and treatment of pinworms.

In brief: Pinworms
A pinworm slide is looking for the eggs of the pinworm. It can be done by clear cellophane tape.
Seeing characteristic eggs on the tape leads to the diagnosis and treatment of pinworms.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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