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threadworm

 [thred´werm]
any long slender nematode, such as members of the genera Capillaria and Enterobius.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

thread·worm

(thred'wŏrm),
Common name for species of the genus Strongyloides; sometimes applied to any of the smaller parasitic nematodes.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

threadworm

(thrĕd′wûrm′)
n.
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threadworm

1. Pinworm, see there.
2. Strongyloides stercoralis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

thread·worm

(thred'wŏrm)
Common name for species of the genus Strongyloides; sometimes applied to any of the smaller parasitic nematodes.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Threadworm

Any long, thin nematode worm.
Mentioned in: Antihelminthic Drugs
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- An early idea to explain population cycles in Red Grouse was that "overcrowding creates disease" Dougall (1875), and Wilson and Leslie (1911) showed that a parasitic cecal threadworm caused "grouse disease." High average burdens of threadworms are sometimes associated with population declines.
Birmingham City Council education officials denied the school has had an outbreak of threadworm.
Doctors have identified a tropical threadworm - strongyloidiasis - as the probable cause.
It recommends pupils take zero days off school should they contract a range of conditions including hand foot and mouth, conjunctivitis, glandular fever, head lice, threadworm, tonsillitis and slapped cheek.
Make an appointment to see your doctor if you are not sure that your child has a threadworm infestation, or if a child under three months has threadworms.
The best way to tell if a child has threadworm is to observe their behaviour, and if there are no obvious symptoms, while not pleasant, check your little one's stools - if there are worms, they will appear like cotton thread in the faeces.
There are a number of possible causes, but threadworm would be top of my list in a child of your son's age.The worms live near the appendix and the females travel down to the anus to lay their eggs, causing an itchy bottom which is typically worse at night.
Conditions which may be included in the scheme are constipation, indigestion, hay fever, coughs, sore throats, athlete's foot, thrush, head lice, diarrhoea, warts, verucas and threadworm.
The classic symptoms of threadworm infection are an itchy bottom (caused by an allergic reaction to the eggs) and noticing white thread- like worms when going to the loo.
By the time children are 10 there is a 40% chance they will have been infected at some stage with threadworm; one in five will have had head lice and between 2% and 4% of the UK population will suffer from scabies at some time in their life.
THERE are lots of causes of an itchy bottom in a three-year-old, but threadworm would be pretty high up on my list.