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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One advantage of hookworm is that it does not need to be re-inoculated at intervals for inflammatory bowel disease like Trichuris suis.
Hookworm infection also can stunt the growth and development of children.
Hookworm eggs are expelled in the dog's feces, and develop into infectious larvae in two to 10 days.
Of the samples, 56 percent contained at least one hookworm species, 15 percent harbored the eggs of the giant roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides and 30 percent contained G.
Hookworm infection was seen only in six children, of which 2 were in the study group and 4 in the control group.
In a survey that involved 390 participants in other parts of western Kenya, 76.2% had at least one STH, and it showed that hookworm infections were associated with lower hemoglobin, resulting in anaemia [11].
Several studies have also confirmed a significant association between wealth index and hookworm infection.
At least 1 billion people could be infected with hookworm, ringworm, or similar parasites, but installing latrines can cut the infection rate by half, a new study has found.
Cutaneous larva migrans is caused by the parasitic larvae of the dog or cat hookworm. The most common reservoir is beach sand.
The presence of one or more types of helminth ova (Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura or hookworm) in a diarrhoeal or non-diarrhoeal stool sample was considered positive for STH infestation.
Nematode Species Number of Patients (%) Ascaris lumbricoides 11 (14.7) Hookworm 11 (14.7) Trichuris trichura 1 (14) Co-infection * 5 (6.8) * presence of 2 or 3 of the observed nematode species Table 2.
Hookworm, roundworm, bed bugs, lice, trichinosis, sleeping sickness, scabies: these are some of the parasites and diseases that Drisdelle ably describes with mirth, occasional poetry, and an infectious scientific fascination, where the human story is an essential element of the natural history.