Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Risk factors for pinworm infection include:
April 08, 2015
- Being young. Pinworm infections are most likely to occur in children younger than 18. The microscopic eggs are easily spread to family members, caregivers, or other children at school or child care centers.
- Living in crowded spaces. People who live in institutions are at higher risk of developing pinworm infections.
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