Parasites and ova

Parasites such as threadworm are a common cause of pruritus ani in children. Often with adults recent travel is a common factor. Diagnosis is made by observing worms in stool samples or by the sticky-tape test (apply tape to peri-

anal skin and observe under a microscope for eggs). Any suspicion should be confirmed by laboratory testing a stool sample for parasites and ova.


For more detailed information please refer to Chapter 5: The skin and lymphatic system. The skin should be inspected for psoriasis. Is there plaque? Is it bright red rather than mauve or pink. Is it scaly? Look at scalp, fingernails, natal cleft and rest of the skin for any signs of psoriasis; and, importantly, has the patient ever been diagnosed with a skin condition (Seidal et al., 2002).

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