Can neonate have pin worm ? If yes how they are treated ?


all these years of paediatric practice and training . i m hearing it for the first time .

In rural area there is very common term " bacche ko chune kat te hai" some local quack bring out small worm like things from anal area according to them they move. scientifically neonates can't have pin worm .But I come across this complaints many times..

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Usually NO, I haven’t seen any neonates, having Pin worm infestation, Literature mention Rarely infant Inhale pin worm eggs, It can affect toddlers and babies, Rx Albendazole-15 mg/kg..Single dose

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