Pinworm Eggs Under a Microscope
These are eggs of the human parasite Enterobius vermicularis, or "human pinworm". The eggs were captured on clear tape applied to the area around the anus.
Source: CDC PHIL
From the CDC's Public Health Image Library, ID#4511, in the public domain.
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Author and Senior Reviewer: Barton D. Schmitt, M.D.
Last Reviewed: 6/1/2011
Last Revised: 8/1/2011
Content Set: Pediatric HouseCalls Symptom Checker
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