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threadworms

Intestinal parasitic worms which infect at least 20% of children at any one time. Enterobius vermicularis is a small, white worm about 1 cm long with a blunt head and a fine, hair-like, pointed tail. Eggs are laid on the skin around the child's anus and itching causes scratching and reinfection via the mouth. Threadworms can be removed with drugs such as mebendazole or piperazine, but all the members of the family must be treated. Also known as pinworms.

threadworms

see NEMATODES.
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It's grim, but the best way to check for threadworms is with a torch, in the dead of night Ear
Threadworms are not usually harmful, the worst thing about them is generally the itching and discomfort that they can cause.
Threadworms are prevalent throughout the tropical eastern hemisphere and are most commonly found in immigrants.
In wild red grouse, Lagopus lagopus scoticus, Wilson (1983) reported that 90% of the birds examined carried the caecal threadworm Trichostrongylus tenuis, with old birds carrying 30 times the burden of the young (no age effects were seen in the present study).
PK, Sutton Coldfield A THREADWORMS, which are particularly common in children, often cause this problem and tend to affect the whole family, so if they're discovered, all of you must be treated.
Most Scottish Rock Ptarmigan have no cecal threadworms or other internal macroparasites; hence, these cannot cause ptarmigan cycles (Watson and Shaw 1991).
It's effective against large strongyles, small strongyles, ascarids, pinworms, hairworms, lungworms, intestinal threadworms, neck threadworms and bots.
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QWe think our six-year-old daughter has threadworms.