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threadworm

any of various nematodes, esp the pinworm
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The best way to see if your child has threadworms is to wait until they are asleep, part their butt cheeks and peer in with a torch.
Threadworms are between 2mm and 13mm long and have, as their name suggests, a "thread-like" appearance.
in children especially, but also in adults, threadworms can cause an itchy bottom.
stercoralis threadworms in feces and because detection of Strongyloides antibodies was not possible.
S stercoralis, also called threadworms, is a nematode helminth parasite that causes strongyloidiasis.
During the next six months, health visitors advised the families on treatment for headlice, impetigo and threadworms.
Of 1,000 mothers questioned, 48% said they were unsure of the symptoms of threadworms, and 49% said they would not be confident identifying impetigo.
I THINK my youngest child may have threadworms, she has a very itchy bottom at night, but I am a little embarrassed to ask friends or my doctor what they look like.
A sculptor takes her to Iceland to record and decorate her; red threadworms burrow in her crevices; her slow thoughts "rumble" in her stony mind.
The prevalence of cecal threadworms (Trichostrongylus tenuis) in red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus).