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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Molecular detection of Ancylostoma duodenale, Ancylostoma ceylanicum, and Necator americanus in humans in northeastern and southern Thailand.
The geohelminths identified were Ascaris lumbricoides, Necator americanus, Enterobius vermicularis, and Schistosoma mansoni.
Mkoji, "Development and evaluation of a Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) technique for the detection of hookworm (Necator americanus) infection in fecal samples," Parasites & Vectors, vol.
To the best of our knowledge this is the first reported case of constrictive pericarditis in a patient with concomitant elevated serum IgG4 levels and Necator americanus infection.
Accuracy of diagnosis of intestinal helminth parasites and relative prevalence of Necator americanus and Ancylostoma duodenale infections at the Komfo Anokye teaching hospital.
Necator americanus (hookworm) and other helminth infections such as Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, Ancylostoma duodenale, schistosomiasis, and filariasis may offer novel therapies to modulate specific inflammatory pathways found in allergic and autoimmune disease.
"The discovery of the Necator americanus genome last year was an important achievement because this parasite is responsible for more than three-quarters of the world's hookworm cases,'' Dr.
In SA, the most common NTDs include infection with the soil-transmitted helminths--Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, Necator americanus, Enterobius vermicularis--and the less prevalent but common Strongyloides and Taenia spp.
Louis have decoded the genome of the hookworm, Necator americanus.
INTRODUCTION: More than 1 billion people are parasitized by soil-transmitted helminths (STHs), namely Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura and the hookworms (Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus).
Contrary to data obtained at baseline, helminths such as Hymelolepis nana, Strongyloides stercoralis and Necator americanus, which often cause blood loss, were rarely found at the end of the intervention.