hookworm

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Synonyms for hookworm

parasitic bloodsucking roundworms having hooked mouth parts to fasten to the intestinal wall of human and other hosts

infestation of the intestines by hookworms which enter the body (usually) through the skin

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IMRM - a supplementary series to IJMR was brought out during early part of the 20th century and the 1st Memoir was published in the year 1924 on the topic 'Report of the Ankylostomiasis Inquiry in Madras' by KS Mhaskar in October 1924 followed by 'Relationship of Rice to Beri Beri in India' by Lt Col Robert McCarrison and Roland V Norris in the same year.
Poor hygiene and sanitation led to high rates of diarrhoeal disease and helminthic infections, particularly ankylostomiasis (hookworm).
These contributions included not only his research on filaria, but also discovery of the lung fluke, a parasitic worm in dogs, as well as excursions into many arenas of medicine, including liver abscess, dermatological conditions such as pemphigus contagiosus and tinea imbricata, ankylostomiasis, kalaazar, trypanosomiasis, schistosomiasis, typhoid, diphtheria, smallpox vaccination, leprosy, plague, dengue, beriberi, and sprue.