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threadworm

 [thred´werm]
any long slender nematode, such as members of the genera Capillaria and Enterobius.

thread·worm

(thred'wŏrm),
Common name for species of the genus Strongyloides; sometimes applied to any of the smaller parasitic nematodes.

threadworm

/thread·worm/ (thred´werm) any long slender nematode, especially Enterobius vermicularis.

threadworm

(thrĕd′wûrm′)
n.

threadworm

See Enterobius vermicularis, Acanthocheilonema perstans.

threadworm

1. Pinworm, see there.
2. Strongyloides stercoralis.

thread·worm

(thred'wŏrm)
Common name for species of the genus Strongyloides; sometimes applied to any of the smaller parasitic nematodes.

Threadworm

Any long, thin nematode worm.
Mentioned in: Antihelminthic Drugs

threadworm

any nematode worm.

abdominal threadworm
setariaequina.
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In 1986, clutches were again small and hatching very late; the heather had not fully recovered from the 1985 damage and burdens of parasitic cecal threadworms were relatively heavy.
1 Give your child a threadworm treatment to kill the worms.
Birmingham City Council education officials denied the school has had an outbreak of threadworm.
Another way to detect threadworm is the old-fashioned method of the sticky tape test; this involves pressing the tape on the skin around the bottom area first thing in the morning and before bathing.
THREADWORMS are the most common worm infection in Britain.
Localised itching may also be caused by poor personal hygiene, haemorrhoids or threadworm infestation.
THERE are lots of causes of an itchy bottom in a three-year-old, but threadworm would be pretty high up on my list.
Further details from the Early Bird Threadworm Campaign at 56 Dean Street, London W1V 6HX.
A IT may be your son has worms in his bowel - threadworm is picked up quite easily.
If you or your child has epilepsy, or you are pregnant, ask your GP or chemist for advice before using any threadworm treatments.
And that's not all you can get from sweaty towels and T-shirts - threadworm parasites and infections that cause diarrhoea and stomach infections can also be passed on.