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Antihelmintics - Medicines for Worms

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Worms are parasites that enter the body and are able to live and feed off the person they have entered. The most common worm infection in the UK is threadworms. Medicines to treat worm are sometimes called antihelmintics.

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Roundworm

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Roundworms are worms that can infest the human digestive tract, specifically the small intestine. As the Latin name for roundworms is Ascaris lumbricoides, a roundworm infection is also sometimes known as ascariasis.

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Toxocariasis

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Toxocariasis is a rare infection caused by roundworm parasites. Humans can catch it from handling soil or sand contaminated with infected animal faeces. Roundworm parasites are most commonly found in cats, dogs and foxes, and usually affect young ...

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