THE SUCCESSFUL treatment of enterobiasis with piperazine has been reported by Mouriquand and co-workers,1 Turpin and co-workers,2 White and Standen,3 and Bumbalo and co-workers.4 White and Bumbalo treated their patients for seven days, rested for seven days, and then treated for seven more days. This clinical study was instituted to determine the effectiveness of piperazine over a 10-day period of treatment. It was hoped that this would simplify the treatment schedule and prove economical to the parents.
All patients included in this study were treated by me in the Langley Air Force Base Dependent Clinic. All diagnostic and posttreatment Cellophane (Scotch) tape swabs were examined in the 4450th USAF Hospital laboratory. Cellophane-tape swabs of the anal area were obtained in the early morning by the parents when clinical or parental suspicion of pinworm infection was present. All siblings and some parents of children found to be