A worried father calls the pharmacy just before closing, asking you to stay open as he has just found out that children at his 4-year-old daughter’s day-care facility have been treated for threadworms. He is horrified that his daughter may also be affected.
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What are threadworms?
In Australia, the name threadworm refers to the nematode (roundworm) Enterobius vermicularis. It is a common, exclusively human, intestinal parasite found around the world.1-6
Other common names used for E. vermicularis are pinworm and seatworm.3,7,8 It should not be confused with Strongyloides stercoralis which is also commonly known as threadworm but has
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