TITLE

hookworm infestation

AUTHOR(S)
Peters, Michael
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p385
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
An encyclopedia entry for the term "hookworm infestation" is presented. It refers to an infestation of the small intestine by bloodsucking worms of the Necator americanus or Ancylostoma duodenale species. This kind of infestation usually occurs in the tropics, especially in areas where sanitation is poor. Particular focus is given to how the larvae enter the body, as well as the diagnosis.
ACCESSION #
43998162

 

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