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Related to oxyuriasis: enterobiasis


Infestation with pinworms.

[New Latin Oxyūris, type genus (Greek oxus, sharp; see ak- in Indo-European roots + Greek ourā, tail; see ors- in Indo-European roots) + -iasis.]


(Pathology) pathol an intestinal infection in humans caused by pinworms


(ˌɒk si yʊˈraɪ ə sɪs)

infection with pinworms of the family Oxyuridae.
[1905–10; < New Latin Oxyur(is) a pinworm genus (oxy- oxy-1 + Greek our(á) tail + New Latin -is n. ending) + -iasis]
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Schistosomiasis, oxyuriasis, enterobiasis, atrophic appendicitis, sub-mucosal fibrosis and rare findings like endometriosis9 are unlikely to stimulate intense inflammatory reactions.
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In women, the vulva and the perianal itching are recognized as manifestations of psychogenic pruritus and are sometimes caused by stress, although this cause is probably overrated, because there first should be excluded the occult reversible causes such as oxyuriasis, drug dermatitis, candidiasis, neoplasia, nocturnal pruritus outbreaks accompanied by itching and sweating, often leading to anxiety.