No. As threadworm infection is very common in young children it is not necessary to keep them home from school. However, it is important to make the school aware of the infection and they will then ensure the strict hygiene procedures are followed accordingly.

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Authored May 18, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jun 15, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm