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Helminthiasis

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Threadworms

Threadworms Category: Child Health Topic: Infections and Parasites Send by email View as PDF Send by post Threadworms, also called pinworms, are tiny, very thin white worms about 5 millimetres long that live in the intestine and around the anus (bottom)

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Threadworms

Threadworms are tiny parasitic worms that can infect your large intestine. The most common type of infection in Australia is Enterobius vermicularis and is particularly common in children.

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Threadworms (pinworms) - myDr.com.au

Threadworms do not go away by themselves, so they must be treated in order to eradicate them.

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Worms - including symptoms, treatment and prevention :: SA Health

Worms are bowel parasites - threadworm is the most common - worm eggs can survive up to 2 weeks in the environment and infect other people

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Worms - myDr.com.au

Threadworms: find out about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and how to avoid re-infection.

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Cutaneous larva migrans - ACD

Cutaneous larva migrans is an itchy localised skin infestation caused by the penetration and migration of animal hookworm larvae through the skin.

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Pinworms - Better Health Channel

Despite the unsavoury reputation, a pinworm infection (worms) is relatively harmless and easily treated

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Hydatid disease - including symptoms, treatment and prevention :: SA Health

Hydatid disease is caused by eating the eggs of a tapeworm parasite present in dog faeces - large cysts can form, usually in the liver or lungs

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Tapeworms and hydatid disease - Better Health Channel

It's important for your own health to control tapeworm infection in your dog.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Worms

Most families with young children have had to deal with worms from time to time. Although parents are often embarrassed if their children have worms, they are very common and usually not difficult to treat.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

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