Worms

Worms

Helminths or worms are classified into three groups: nematodes (Ascaris, Trichuris), cestodes (Taenia) and trematodes (Schistosoma).

Antihelminthic treatment requires specific drug and dose for each group.

1

Schistosomes do NOT occur in the Netherlands, but are imported from tropical regions.

2

A carrier of worms always needs antihelmintic treatment.