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Question:

From Stirling,Scotland:

My son is constantly getting threadworms. We as a family treat this and are very hygiene conscious. Is there a link with threadworms and diabetes?

Answer:

Not that I know of. The cause is eating the eggs which are found in soil.

KJR

[Editor's comment: There is one recent speculation at PubMed about a role for worms: see A missing link in the hygiene hypothesis? WWQ]

DTQ-20030216184409
Original posting 18 Mar 2003
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention

  
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