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Threadworms, also known as pinworms, are the most common worm infection in the UK and they are particularly common in young children.
Symptoms of threadworms
Threadworms do not always cause symptoms, but symptoms can include intense itching around the anus or vagina (in girls) and disturbed sleep and irritability.
Causes of threadworms
A threadworm infection is usually passed from person to person as a result of poor personal hygiene.
Treating threadworms
To successfully treat threadworms, all household members must be treated, even if they have no symptoms.