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Title: Worms (PDF file) (Links to English resource)
Summary: There are many different types of intestinal worms, but the most common is threadworm (also called pinworm). Threadworm is a type of roundworm that is commonly found in preschool and school-aged children, however the whole family can become infected. Threadworm causes a very itchy bottom, which is usually worse at night. If your child is infected with threadworm, it is not usually serious and can be treated easily with medication.
Organisation: Royal Children's Hospital
Last reviewed: January 2019
Target audience: Parents
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