A tip for identifying pinworm infections in pediatric patients.
When I suspect pinworms in children, I do a test tube proctoscopy. I apply some clear lubrication jelly on the closed end of a 5 mL test tube and insert this gently into the child’s rectum. Then, I use my pocket pen light to look for the pinworms. I use the same method to look for other rectal pathology in children.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommends these diagnostic techniques: