From this pharmacy CPD module on threadworm you will learn about:
- What threadworm infection is and who is most likely to be infected
- The life cycle of the threadworm
- The symptoms, diagnosis and complications of threadworm infection
- How threadworm is treated and the hygiene measures patients should follow
Download this module - this includes the 5 minute test - here.
Threadworm infection (Enterobius vermicularis), also known as pinworm, is a common parasitic helminth infection that infests the human gut. In the UK, threadworm is the only common type of worm to live as a parasite in humans.
Although threadworm infections occur most commonly in children, they can affect people of all ages as they can be easily transferred – for example, to parents and caregivers. In addition, the infection is