threadworm


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Synonyms for threadworm

small threadlike worm infesting human intestines and rectum especially in children

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Threadworms are prevalent throughout the tropical eastern hemisphere and are most commonly found in immigrants.
The prevalence of cecal threadworms (Trichostrongylus tenuis) in red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus).
Most Scottish Rock Ptarmigan have no cecal threadworms or other internal macroparasites; hence, these cannot cause ptarmigan cycles (Watson and Shaw 1991).
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.
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.
Now a booklet setting guidelines for parents if their child falls ill recommends pupils should have no time off school for conditions including slapped cheek, as well as conjunctivitis, glandular fever, tonsillitis, threadworm and hand, foot and mouth disease.
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.
EDUCATION bosses moved today to dispel "myths" surrounding an outbreak of threadworm at a Birmingham school.
Try getting your son to use a hypo-allergenic wet wipe (ask your pharmacist) instead of dry tissue or ask your GP about threadworm - though I suspect he will have ruled this out.
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.
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.
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.